Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary
The Tokatlian Hotel
At the Tokatlian Hotel, Hercule Poirot requests a room with a bath and asks the concierge for any letters; he hands Poirot three letters (expected) and a telegram (unexpected). The telegram says that the development Poirot predicted in the Kassner case has come unexpectedly and requests that he return immediately. Though he grumbles a bit, Poirot asks the concierge to book him a first-class sleeping berth to London on the train leaving at one o’clock in the morning.
It is nearly eight, so Poirot cancels his room and goes to the restaurant. As he is ordering, someone puts a hand on his shoulder from behind and says this is an unexpected pleasure. Poirot is pleased to see...
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