Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd
Dr James Sheppard lived together with his sister Caroline in King's Abbot, a small
village. He was a great doctor and when somebody died he looked to see what had happened.
Mrs Ferras died on the night of the 16th - 17th September. Dr Sheppard drove there. After
he had analysed the body he drove home again where he talked about the death of Mrs Ferras
with his sister. Caroline pretended to know everything about the death. She thought Mrs
Ferras had killed herself because she had killed her husband last year.
That day Dr Sheppard met Roger Ackroyd, a good friend of his, by chance. Roger invited Dr
Sheppard to his house at 7.30. He also told Dr Sheppard that it was very important. That
evening Roger told James that Ralph Paton, his nephew, was in London. But James had seen
Ralph this afternoon. When Roger heard that, he was very angry and pretended that he
didn't know that.
The next morning Caroline told him that she had seen Ralph Paton with Flora Ackroyd. They
had been walking together. Dr Sheppard went into the garden. Minutes later pumpkins flew
past his ears and a face looked over the fence. After the new man had excused himself he
introduced himself. His name was Hercule Poirot, the new neighbour.
When James walked into his house again Caroline told him that she had heard that Ralph
Paton had said to a girl Mr Ackroyd had to die.
Then James walked to Roger's house. When Dr Sheppard entered Ackroyd's house on this day
he heard the closing of a window. But he didn't pay any attention to it. In the room stood
a silver table with many weapons. Dr Sheppard was looking at them when Flora entered the
room. She told him that she wanted to marry Ralph, and she showed him the ring on her
finger. When Roger came into the room they talked about many things.
Then Roger said that Mrs Ferras had not killed her husband. Mr Ferras had been poisoned.
There was a letter from Mrs Ferras and Roger wanted to read it alone, so James walked