In the beginning of the story "The lamb of the Slaughter" The character Mary Maloney sits and knits as she casually waits for her husband to come home. Her husband Patrick, usually comes home every time and sits and talk with Mary. While he comes home he starts to act unusual...
When Patrick comes in his home, he is quiet and doesn't say a word to his wife. She makes drinks for them and he downs the drink in one gulp. She asks him what is wrong and he says he tired and wants to talk to her about something.
he tells Mary that he wont be able to continue with the relationship. She is confused and doesn't know how to act. she continues to get the meat from the fridge and as Patrick tries to walk out the house Mary kills him.
Mary gets ready to set up her alibi for the store. she goes to the story and acts normal and buys her meat. Then she heads home to call the police and hopes her alibi works.
her alibi starts working and the police searches the house. They dont find nothing and doesn't suspects anything. She tells the police to eat her dinner for her since she can't. The police later eats the weapon she used to kill him with