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And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie

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Frederick Douglass Academy Sofia Mohammed Class 805 September 5, 2002 And Then There Were None By: Agatha Christie "And Then There Were None" By Agatha Christie is about eight strangers who are invited to Indian Island, off the English coast. Vera Claythorne, a former governess, thinks she has been hired as a secretary; Philip Lombard a solider who is motivated only by a desire for money and material gain, and William Blore, an ex-detective, think they have been hired to look out for trouble throughout the weekend; Dr. Armstrong thinks he has been hired to look after the wife of the island's owner. Judge Wargrave, Emily Brent, Tony Marston, and General Macarthur, think they are going to visit old friends. Their arrival is greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Rogers who are the butler and housekeeper. ...read more.


General Macarthur believes he is going to die and goes out to look at the ocean. Right before lunch Dr. Armstrong finds the General dead. It looked like somebody gave him a blow on the head. The following morning, the guests find Mr. Rogers dead while chopping woods to prepare breakfast. At that point, the guests were sure of the fact that the murders are being committed just like the nursery rhyme shows. Also the dining room table has a mark of ten Indian figures and when a death occurs, one of the ten Indian figures vanishes. After the guests had their breakfast, Emily Brent is found dead. It seemed like someone injected poison in her neck. A while later, the remaining guests find Judge Wargrave shot in the head. William Blore was checking out the hall and noticed Armstrong was not in his room. ...read more.


The manuscript was written by Judge Wargrave admitting he killed the guests. He wanted to punish them for the crime that they committed that was uncovered. He admitted the fact that he liked seeing the guilty punished. He was told by a doctor that he was going to die soon, so he decided to die in blaze. Wargrave discussed how he convinced Dr. Armstrong in helping him fake his own death and how Wargrave promised to meet Dr. Armstrong by the cliffs to discuss the plan. When Armstrong got to the cliffs, Wargrave pushed him over the edge into the sea and then went back to the house and pretended to be dead. After Vera hanged herself with the noose he prepared for her, he would shoot himself in a way he would fall on the bed that would look like his corpses had laid there for a while. He hoped ten bodies will be found on an empty island. ...read more.

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