Questions related to the story “The case of the perfect maid”

1.Who is Gladdy? Why did she lose her post?
Gladdy is Edna’s sister. She lost her post because Miss Emily’s brooch got lost,and Lavina (Emily’s sister) thought that Gladdy stole it,and fired her.

2.Where did Gladdy work?
Gladdy worked maid at Miss Skinner’s house.

3.Who was Gladdyi’s hostess?
Gladdi’s hostess was Miss Lavinia Skinner.

4.What was missing one day?
One day Miss Emily’s brooch got lost.

5.Who and how found the brooch?
The brooch was on the dressing table,in the back of the drawer.

6.What kind of a house was Old Hall , describe the tenants
Old Hall was a big Victorian house surrounded by woods and parkland.

7.Describe The Skinner Sisters
Miss Lavinia Skinner was a bony,tail woman,like fifty years old,also she had grufv voice.
Miss Emily Skinner was a thin woman,with yellow hair.

8.Who was a perfect paragon for the Misses Skinners?
For Misses Skinners perfect paragon was Mary Highins,their new maid.

9.Describe Mary Higgins
Mary Higgins was forty years old woman,with black hair and rosy cheeks.

10.When and how did Miss Marple guess that something went wrong in Lavina’s house
At first, it was not easy to find new maid,girls simply will not go to the Old Hall.And it seem to good to be true.

11.How did she get the fingerprints
Miss Marple dropped her bag,which opened. Mary tried yo help her,and then she picked up peppermint rock,then picked up mirror with her sticky hands and left her fingerprint on the mirror.

12.Who disappeared one day
One day Mary Higgins was missing,with her also were missing miss Lavinia’s and Emily’s jewellery.

13.What else was missing together with the brooches
Also there were missing six brooches, eight rings, a pendant,a bracelet.Also Mary Higgins robed Miss Lavinia’s and Emily’s neighbours.

14.What happened in the end?
In the end it turned out that Skinner sisters were the robbers.Miss Emily Skinner pretented to be Mary Higgins.They special fired Glady, because they needed for “new” maid, who will rob their neighbours.


Unknown words

Promptly-անհապաղ
Obediently-հնազանդորեն
Advanced-առաջադեմ
Pleat- ծալվել
Apron-գոգնոց
Swallow-կուլ տալ
Encouragingly-քաջալերական
Indeed-իսկապես
Settled-ամուր,պինդ
Recollection-հիշողություն
Occasionally-երբեմն
Stout-պինդ,գարշահոտ
Giggling-ծիծաղել
Unshakably-անասան
Inquined-հետաքրքրվեց
Bulletin-տեղեկագիր
Brooches-բրոշ
Hue-երանգ
Bounced-ցատկեց
Nodded-թքած
Intrinsic-ներքին
Affair-գործ
Wistfully-կարոտելով
Dismally-չարաբաստիկ,չար
Surrounded-շրջապատված
Entertained-ընդունեց,հյուրասիրեց
Feathered-փետուր
Gathering-հավաքույթ
Retired-թոշակառու
Acquainted-ծանոթացրեց
Tenants-վարձակալներ
Elder-ավագ
Martyrdom-տանջել
Trotted-տրորված
Baffled-խճճված
Outspoken-բացահայտ
Wise-իմաստուն


I liked that story very-very much. While I was reading this story I realised that I like the way Agatha Christie writes. When I was reading this story I was thinking why Skinner sisters fired Gladdy, what was the reason? While reading I didn’t even though that miss Emily pretended to be Mary Higgins. This story reminded me A.K. Doyle’s ,,Three adventures of Sherlock Holmes,, , because while I was reading this book,I didn’t even though that this or that man could be the culprit. While reader was exited,interested and wanted to know who is the culprit, both of this stories opened their secret at the end.