Chapter 8 Summary

Monday, February 14–Saturday, February 19

One evening, Salander goes to visit Armansky at work. He is surprised to see her after more than a year, and his surprise soon turns to annoyance as she remains uncommunicative. Realizing she owes him some explanation since she left without saying good-bye, Salander tells him she spent most of the last year out of the country traveling. Even knowing she does not owe him any more information, Armansky remains annoyed with her; he accuses her of abandoning her former guardian and friend, Holger Palmgren.

Salander is shocked to learn that Palmgren is alive. She was the one who found him after his stroke and sat with him for three days in the hospital where...

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