On the Taurus Express, Poirot cannot help but notice how resplendent Mary Debenham is. Mary's pallor and beauty stuck out to Poirot. She seemed to be suspiciously coquetry with Colonel Arbuthnot, though they were strangers. It strikes Poirot as very strange.
The Orient Express was stuck in a snowdrift in Yugo- Slavia. The train was not moving and was predicted to stay still for many days. The calamity was causing an uproar with the upset passengers. The passengers' were indignant to the train staff.
What is going on!
As the passengers complain, Mrs. Hubbard insists there was a man in her room the night before. Mary Debenham was strangely nonchalant about the halt.
There was a man in my room!
Poirot decides to interview Hector Macqueen because of Rachett's death. When Macqueen found out his boss was dead, he was not plaintive and was not very upset. Macqueen explained how he and Ratchett did not have a very empressement-like relationship. Macqueen did not trust Ratchett.
As Poirot and M. Bouc keep the unwarranted murder surreptitious, they found clues around the berth. One clue was a paper that said, '-member little Daisy Armstrong.' Poirot scrutinized every clue, but this one was important because it allowed Poirot to figure out his real last name, 'Cassetti.'
-member little Daisy Armstrong
Ratchett, also known as Cassetti, had kidnapped a young girl, Daisy Armstrong, many years ago. It was thought by Poirot that he may have been in a gang or group that was very peremptory and not to be messed with.