Part 2, Chapter 6 Summary
The Evidence of the Russian Princess
The conductor, Pierre Michel, is summoned to the dining car to be questioned about losing a button from his uniform in the American woman’s compartment. However, Michel claims he is not missing a button and is genuinely confused. His employer, Bouc, is certain this piece of evidence confirms the guilt of whoever was in Mrs. Hubbard’s compartment last night, but Michel confirms that there was no intruder. Bouc assures the conductor that the assassin came through Hubbard’s compartment and dropped this button.
Michel is distraught and protests his innocence. He begs the men to confirm his alibi with his two fellow conductors; because he was talking to...
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