Chapter 3 Summary

Friday, December 17–Saturday, December 18

Salander wakes early and rents a dune buggy for the day from Freddy McBain at the front desk. At breakfast she works on Fermat’s proof until Dr. Forbes arrives, cleanly shaved and professionally dressed. He eats breakfast alone and then leaves in a taxi at 8:30. Salander follows him.

Forbes exits the taxi and walks the beach. For four hours, she follows him as he walks up and down the streets of St. George; though he walks at a leisurely pace, she struggles to keep up with him. He enters the Turtleback restaurant and sits on the veranda with a soda, as he had done the day before. The only patron in a suit, he seems untroubled by the heat. He sits until...

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