In the exposition of the story, we are introduced to the main character, Mary Maloney and her husband Patrick. Mary was pregnant and it was her sixth month expecting a child. The story takes place in Mary's house where her and husband are sitting in the living room drinking. Patrick is acting strange.
im afraid hes dead
In the rising action of the story, Mary insists that what her husband said isn't true so she heads downstairs to grab something to cook for supper. The first thing she pulls out of the freezer is a leg of lamb. She carries the leg of lamb upstairs, and sees her husband at the window. Her husband insists that he doesn't want anything to eat and that he was going out.
The climax of the story is when Mary kills her husband. She smacks him on the back of the head with the frozen leg of lamb and he falls to the ground. She then puts the lamb in the oven.
In the falling action, Mary pretends she didn't kill her husband so she doesn't get caught. She calls the police and tells them that she found her husband dead and they come to investigate. They do not think Mary is a suspect and they search the house for a weapon.
oh no fake sobs
In the resolution of the story, Mary insists that the police eat the leg of lamb so they do not suspect anything. As they eat in the kitchen Mary laughs.
foods allmost done
the murder weapon could be right under are noses
dramatic irony because it shows that mary is the murder and she killed her husband with the lamb when it was frozen and the police officers dont know and she makes the cops eat the evidence