Cultural Knowledge.

A Roller In The Ocean

The below passages are taken from Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie.

Chapter 25 A Luncheon Party

Captain Hastings

Somebody—I forgot who—had uttered the phrase ‘judgement of Paris’, and straight away Jane’s delightful voice was uplifted. ‘Paris?’ she said. ‘Why, Paris doesn’t cut any ice nowadays. It’s London and New York that count.’ As sometimes happens, the words fell in a momentary lull of conversation.

It was an awkward moment. On my right I heard Donald Ross draw his breath sharply. Mrs Widburn began to talk violently about Russian opera. Everyone hastily said something to somebody else. Jane alone looked serenely up and down the table without the least consciousness of having said anything amiss.

Chapter 30 The Story

Hercule Poirot

It is at a luncheon party. Sir Montagu Corner makes a reference to a conversation he had with Lady Edgware on the night of the murder. That is easy…

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