Домашнее чтение на английском языке «The Murder of Roger Ackroyd»

Agatha Christie. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (продолжение)

В этой главе вы узнаете причину убийства, но, скорее всего, вы уже догадались.

Chapter 26. The End

1. I hope you remember these words:

  1. to make sure — try to remember!
  2. to prepare — try to remember!
  3. to repair — try to remember!
  4. to take care — try to remember!
  5. a way out — try to remember!
  6. be fond of — try to remember!
  7. be proud of — try to remember!
  8. shame — стыд

Закрытый контент сайта. Chapter 26. The End

It is now five o’clock in the morning. I am very tired — but I have finished my manuscript.

Poor old Ackroyd! When I met him in the street that morning, he was very upset, and I thought that perhaps he knew the truth, but could not believe it, and that’s why he invited me to his house to talk to me and to make sure.

So I went home and prepared. That dictaphone — he had given it to me two days before. There was something wrong with it, and I said that perhaps I should be able to repair it. Now I did what I wanted with it and took it with me in my bag that evening. I had to kill him. Then I looked round the room from the door. I was satisfied. I had done everything that was necessary. The dictaphone was on the table by the window, and it was timed to begin playing at nine-thirty. The armchair was pulled out from the wall, so that nobody could see the dictaphone from the door.

Later, when the body was discovered, I sent Parker to telephone for the police, and when he left the room, I put the dictaphone into my bag and put the arm­chair back in place. It was my mistake.

I was very surprised when Flora said that she had seen her uncle alive at a quarter to ten. I could not understand it.

I am glad that Caroline will never know the truth.  Poirot says, there is one way out…

I trust Poirot. He will take care that Caroline does not know the truth. I don’t want her to know. She is fond of me, and then — she is proud… My death will be a grief to her, but it is better than shame.

I shall put this manuscript into an envelope and address it to Poirot.

And then — what shall it be? Veronal? Perhaps.

But what a pity it is that Hercule Poirot retired from work and came here to grow vegetable mar­rows!

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Задания к главе 26

1. That is all. There are no words for you now!

2. Read the last chapter up to the end. Answer the questions:

  1. Now do you understand what Poirot meant by «the only way out»?
  2. Do you think that Dr. Sheppard felt sorry for what he had done? Explain your opinion.
3. Ответы к заданиям для самопроверки — ПОЛУЧИТЬ

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