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* ImpersonationExclusiveCharacter: Princess Shaista was kidnapped in Switzerland before she could arrive at Meadowbank School, and the character believed to be her throughout the book is an actress specializing in DawsonCasting parts. The reader never gets to know the real Shaista at all.

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* ImpersonationExclusiveCharacter: [[spoiler: Princess Shaista was kidnapped in Switzerland before she could arrive at Meadowbank School, and the character believed to be her throughout the book is an actress specializing in DawsonCasting parts. The reader never gets to know the real Shaista at all.all]].


* {{Qurac}}: A hunt for a cache of jewels once owned by the Prince of Ramat.

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* {{Qurac}}: A hunt for a [[spoiler: cache of jewels jewels]] once owned by the Prince of Ramat.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: At the beginning of the novel, Ali Yusuf bemoans how the people of the country are trying to overthrown him, even as they venerate the memory of his grandfather, an AxCrazy dictator.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The book never reveals [[spoiler:the fate of the real princess Shaista]], although she is [[spoiler: resuced in the TV adaptation]].

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: At the beginning of the novel, Ali Yusuf bemoans how the people of the country are trying to overthrown overthrow him, even as they venerate the memory of his grandfather, an AxCrazy dictator.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The book never reveals [[spoiler:the fate of the real princess Shaista]], although she is [[spoiler: resuced rescued in the TV adaptation]].


* CrazyPrepared: the reason for the MacGuffin existing in the first place. [[spoiler: The collection of unset jewels is an emergency cache constantly carried by the Prince of Ramat, in case there was ever an emergency situation they had to buy their way out of. Or there was an unexpected revolution and they had to support themselves (which is exactly what happened, but the revolution was so uncivilised that neither Ali or Bob survived it). It's stated it's a family tradition, and some of Ali's cache was passed down from similar caches held by now-deceased members of his family.]]



* {{Qurac}}: A hunt for royal jewels from the country of Ramat.

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* {{Qurac}}: A hunt for royal a cache of jewels from once owned by the country Prince of Ramat.


* MyOwnPrivateIDo: [[spoiler: Ali Yusuf had an English wife who he married after she got pregnant, but he kept this a secret from everyone in his home country]].

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* MyOwnPrivateIDo: [[spoiler: While studying at a British university, Ali Yusuf had an English wife lover who he married after she got pregnant, but he kept this a secret from everyone in his home country]].country. It was understood between him and Alice that it would not be considered legal in his own country; it was solely in order to [[MyGirlIsNotASlut protect her and their son from the stigma of illegitimacy]]. The marriage is, however, considered legal enough for her to inherit the jewels]].


* ImpersonationExculsiveCharacter: Princess Shaista was kidnapped in Switzerland before she could arrive at Meadowbank School, and the character believed to be her throughout the book is an actress specializing in DawsonCasting parts. The reader never gets to know the real Shaista at all.

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* ImpersonationExculsiveCharacter: ImpersonationExclusiveCharacter: Princess Shaista was kidnapped in Switzerland before she could arrive at Meadowbank School, and the character believed to be her throughout the book is an actress specializing in DawsonCasting parts. The reader never gets to know the real Shaista at all.

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* ImpersonationExculsiveCharacter: Princess Shaista was kidnapped in Switzerland before she could arrive at Meadowbank School, and the character believed to be her throughout the book is an actress specializing in DawsonCasting parts. The reader never gets to know the real Shaista at all.


* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: The murder of [[spoiler: Ms. Vanstittart was completely unpremeditated, with Ms. Chadwick having simply gone to inspect a suspicious light while bringing a sandbag, and upon finding her rival their, with her back turned, was unable to resist the urge to strike her down, omethign she instantly felt horrified over]].

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* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: The murder of [[spoiler: Ms. Vanstittart was completely unpremeditated, with Ms. Chadwick having simply gone to inspect a suspicious light while bringing a sandbag, and upon finding her rival their, there, with her back turned, was unable to resist the urge to strike her down, omethign something she instantly felt horrified over]].


* ATragedyOfImpulsivness: The murder of [[spoiler: Ms. Vanstittart was completely unpremeditated, with Ms. Chadwick having simply gone to inspect a suspicious light while bringing a sandbag, and upon finding her rival their, with her back turned, was unable to resist the urge to strike her down, omethign she instantly felt horrified over]].

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* ATragedyOfImpulsivness: ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: The murder of [[spoiler: Ms. Vanstittart was completely unpremeditated, with Ms. Chadwick having simply gone to inspect a suspicious light while bringing a sandbag, and upon finding her rival their, with her back turned, was unable to resist the urge to strike her down, omethign she instantly felt horrified over]].


* DecoyProtagonist: Jennifer is set up to receive a fair amount of focus at the beginning, but her [[spoile: trading tennis rackets with Julia]] and her own relatively unimaginative nature keep her from having much to do with the plot.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Jennifer is set up to receive a fair amount of focus at the beginning, but her [[spoile: [[spoiler: trading tennis rackets with Julia]] and her own relatively unimaginative nature keep her from having much to do with the plot.

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* ATragedyOfImpulsivness: The murder of [[spoiler: Ms. Vanstittart was completely unpremeditated, with Ms. Chadwick having simply gone to inspect a suspicious light while bringing a sandbag, and upon finding her rival their, with her back turned, was unable to resist the urge to strike her down, omethign she instantly felt horrified over]].


* CoolUncle: Bob Rawlinson to his niece Jennifer.



* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler: Ali Yusuf's secret son Allen]] provides a belated example of both this and SomeoneToRememberHimBy.



* DecoyProtagonist: Jennifer is set up to receive a fair amount of focus at the beginning, but her [[spoile: trading tennis rackets with Julia]] and her own relatively unimaginative nature keep her from having much to do with the plot.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Although not relevant to the actual murder, Julia's letter to her mother mentions that [[spoiler: Jennifer told her that -according to her uncle- Prince Ali Yusuf was in love with someone other than Shaista and that woman appears at the end of the novel]].



* LadyDrunk: Lady Veronica Carlton-Sandways even has the Lady part in her title and makes a scene showing up drunk, upset at being away from her twin daughters for the school year.



* MyOwnPrivateIDo: [[spoiler: Ali Yusuf had an English wife who he married after she got pregnant, but he kept this a secret from everyone in his home country]].



%%* SternTeacher: Miss Bulstrode.

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%%* * SternTeacher: Miss Bulstrode.Bulstrode is the tough but fair kind.
* ThoseTwoGirls: Jennifer and Julia, for a while, with a letter from one of their classmates to her mother mentioning that everyone at school calls them the Jays.



* UnfitForGreatness: It isn't that anyone has anything ''bad'' to say about Ms. Vanstittart, but Ms. Bulstrode secretly feels that she lacks the imagination and flexibility to help the school remain great.




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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: At the beginning of the novel, Ali Yusuf bemoans how the people of the country are trying to overthrown him, even as they venerate the memory of his grandfather, an AxCrazy dictator.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The book never reveals [[spoiler:the fate of the real princess Shaista]], although she is [[spoiler: resuced in the TV adaptation]].
* TheWisePrince: Ali Yusuf tried to be this to his country, introducing many reforms. Unfortunately, it just made his enemies see him as weak and launch a revolution.


* CallBack : Julia Upjohn, who [[spoiler: discovers the cache of jewels and]] brings the case to Poirot's attention, is the god-daughter of Maureen Summerhayes from Literature/MrsMcGintysDead. Leads to a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}:
-->Julia: Auntie Maureen really is great fun - and she makes the most smashing omelettes
-->Poirot: Then I, Poirot, have not lived in vain. For it was I who taught your Aunt to make an omelette.

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* CallBack : Julia Upjohn, who [[spoiler: discovers the cache of jewels and]] brings the case to Poirot's attention, is the god-daughter of Maureen Summerhayes from Literature/MrsMcGintysDead. Leads to a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}:
-->Julia:
''Literature/MrsMcGintysDead'':
-->'''Julia:'''
Auntie Maureen really is great fun - and she makes the most smashing omelettes
-->Poirot:
omelettes\\
'''Poirot:'''
Then I, Poirot, have not lived in vain. For it was I who taught your Aunt to make an omelette.



--> Eileen: ... it's like a cat among the pigeons, but we can't ''see'' the cat.

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--> Eileen: ...-->'''Eileen:''' ... it's like a cat among the pigeons, but we can't ''see'' the cat.



--> Julia: I'm sorry, but Mummy's gone to Anatolia on a bus.
--> (after Julia leaves)
--> Miss Bulstrode: Gone to Anatolia on a bus? The child said it as if she'd taken the 43 bus to Selfridges!

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--> Julia: -->'''Julia:''' I'm sorry, but Mummy's gone to Anatolia on a bus.
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bus.\\
(after Julia leaves)
--> Miss Bulstrode:
leaves)\\
'''Miss Bulstrode:'''
Gone to Anatolia on a bus? The child said it as if she'd taken the 43 bus to Selfridges!


* CallBack : Julia Upjohn, who [[spoiler: discovers the cache of jewels and]] brings the case to Poirot's attention, is the god-daughter of Maureen Summerhayes from Literature/MrsMcGintysDead. Leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny :

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* CallBack : Julia Upjohn, who [[spoiler: discovers the cache of jewels and]] brings the case to Poirot's attention, is the god-daughter of Maureen Summerhayes from Literature/MrsMcGintysDead. Leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny :SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}:


* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: or rather, activity. At one point, Miss Bulstrode and Poirot think it might be a good idea to get in contact with Mrs Upjohn, and get some more details on exactly who she was talking about on first day of term, so they naturally enough ask Julia.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: or rather, activity. At one point, Miss Bulstrode and Poirot think it might be a good idea to get in contact with Mrs Upjohn, and get some more details on exactly who she was talking about on the first day of term, so they naturally enough ask Julia.

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