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Lamb to The Slaughter
Updated: 10/8/2020
Lamb to The Slaughter
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  • This is going to be a little bit of a shock to you, but don't blame me too much. Please?(Dahl,#74-76)
  • This is going to a little bit of a shock to you, but don't blame me too much
  • So I've killed him.
  • Why, good evening Mrs. Maloney, how are you?
  • Mary Maloney is a faithful house wife waiting for her husband Patrick. Mary greeted her husband when he arrives, but he seemed a little off. It turns out he wanted to get a divorce.
  • Hullo Sam!
  • Trying to not believe what Patrick said, Mary tried to continue her day by cooking supper for them. She got a frozen lamb leg from the freezer.
  • I'm afraid he is.
  • Is he dead?
  • "At that point, Mary Maloney simply walked up behind him and without any pause she swung the big frozen leg of lamb high in the air and brought it down as hard as she could on the back of his head."(Dahl,#101-103) Mary killed her husband with a blow to the head using a lamb leg.
  • “Hullo Sam,” she said brightly, aloud. The voice sounded peculiar too. “I want some potatoes please, Sam.” That was better. Both the smile and the voice were coming out better now.(Dahl,#123-126) Mary went to the store to create an alibi so she wouldn't get caught.
  • Mrs. Maloney went home and cried her heart out seeing Patrick's body and called the cops to investigate. They asked her a lot of questions, and went to the grocery shop to see if her story was true. She wasn't suspected at all.
  • At the end, Mary got the police officers to eat dinner at their house. "Personally, I think it’s right here on the premises. Probably right under our very noses."(Dahl.#288-289) The police officers ate the evidence away and Mary got away with the murder.
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