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In the short story The Erymanthian Boar, Marrascaud is a cold blooded killer who had taken refuge in the Swiss mountaintop hotel of Rochers Neiges. He was a member of a well-known Parisian racecourse gang and he had murdered a bookmaker named Salley as well as being suspected of many other killings. The French police had enough evidence to convict him but he escaped out of France. The Swiss Police later received intelligence that Marrascaud was heading for some unknown reason to the resort at Rochers Neiges Unfortunately for Marrascaud, Poirot was heading for the same place and had decided that Marrascaud, likened to a wild boar, would be a suitable a analogy for his fourth labour, the capture of the Erymanthian Boar.

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