By Agatha Christie
One of the towering pink cliffs and the traditional ruins of Petra sits the corpse of Mrs. Boynton, the harsh and tyrannizing matriarch of the Boynton kinfolk. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the one signal of the deadly injection that killed her. With merely twenty-four hours to unravel the secret, Hercule Poirot recollects a comment he overheard again in Jerusalem: "You do see, don't you, that she's received to be killed?" Mrs. Boynton used to be, certainly, the main detestable lady he had ever met.
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She said, “You could lock me up in the jail-house or bury me alive down under the ground. It don’t matter where this old shell is at. ” She told me about a time she fell down in a sinkhole when she was little and couldn’t climb back out. She had wandered far from the house and knowed her mammy and pappy couldn’t hear her. She looked up at the sun between the roots hanging down like dirty hair and wished so hard to fly up out of there that her spirit took off, rose, and soared on back to her little house in the holler.
I never did buy that talk about witches,” he said. “But sometimes I thought about it. Like one time I walked up the hill to take Byrdie and Macon a cake Margaret made and seen Myra sleeping under a tree. She was just a little bitty thing then, must have got tuckered out playing and laid down right yonder in the shade to take a nap. I walked up to make sure she was all right before I went in the house. That’s when I seen the butterflies. They was lit all over her arms and legs and in her hair. There was even two or three on her face, all sizes and colors with their wings opening and closing.
His voice was calm enough but I can still see the awful look on his face. My guts turned to jelly. I should have given it to him, but I couldn’t bring myself to. He tried to pry open my fingers but I tore my fist away and ran. I heard him chasing and before I knew what was happening, the boy had knocked me down. My head bounced off the ground like his basketball had done and all the wind wheezed out of my lungs. I barely noticed how bad it hurt. All I felt was the rock flying out of my hands. I rolled over and tried to find it in the weeds, but the boy had already snatched it up.