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dscstar | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 20, 2007 at 8:18 AM via web

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I really don't understand this story at all.  Could someone summarize it for me, or just tell me what it's about?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted October 20, 2007 at 8:47 AM (Answer #1)

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Mary believes that she and her husband are a happy normal couple. She is six months pregnant, and one day he comes home and tells her he wants out of the marriage. Mary goes to the freezer, gets a large leg of lamb, and hits him over the head with it. Panicked, she sets out to create her alibi. She goes to the store, comes home, and feigns shock at the discovery of her dead husband. The police are not really suspicious of her story. The police focus on finding the murder weapon. Finally, they talk over the case, while eating the leg of lamb. Their conversation focuses on the missing murder weapon.

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