Standing On the Shoulders of Giants | The Herb of Death

Foxgloves. I love them. Somehow they self-seed and just pop up. We now have two outside the front door. Somehow.

The Herb of Death – a short story by Agatha Christie, a story within The 13 Problems, has a glorious writing device.

Dolly Bantry is unable to tell a story like all the dinner guests. She’s very open and honest about it. So she begins with a short precis and then flounders.

Sir Henry Clithering rescues her by suggesting that she CAN tell the whole story via questions asked by her fellow diners.

Dolly answers. The guests guess. Miss Marple KNOWS.

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