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In what seems like a normal everyday situation in which people travel by means of public transportation turns into something out of the ordinary A murder has taken place aboard a train the suspects have been narrowed down to twelve potential people and the feeling of uneasiness roams around the whole train for a murderer walks among them This is the setting in the book Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie In the middle of all this chaos is a man by the name of Colonel Arbuthnot who tries to protect his love Mary Debenham throughout the story Its a frosty chilly day as the passengers wait for the train to start on its route once again You could hear a pin drop in the back round and off in the distance is the protagonist of our story Hercule Poirot as he eves drops in what is going on around him Then he hears one of the passengers who we find out to be Colonel Arbuthnot talking to a woman by the name of Mary Debenham Clearly it seems as they are strangers but then you hear Mary say Not now Now now When its behind us-then- Now Mr Poirot starts to wonder whether or not they are actually strangers This even though its early on in the book brings us to a clue on what leads on to the events that later take place Our character Colonel Arbuthnot seems to be trying to hide something In this scene it looks like he has strong feelings for Mary and its causing him to worry about the certain task that lies ahead of them Once all the passengers have boarded the train and they are all cozy as they go around doing their business once again another odd moment arrives As Mr Poirot goes on with his business he notices the Colonel and Mary talking once again Then the Colonel calls her by her
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