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And then there were none

Name: And then were none Author: Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None is a novel by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939 under the title „Ten Little Niggers“ which was changed by Dodd, Mead and Company in January 1940 because of the presence of a racial epithet to the title „And Then There Were None“. It is Christie's best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time. It has been adapted into several plays, films, and a video game. The first thing which I want read to you is a old nursery rhyme „Ten little niggers“.

Ten little Nigger boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine. Nine little Nigger boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight. Eight little Nigger boys traveling in Devon; One said he'd stay there and then there were seven. Seven little Nigger boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were six. Six little Nigger boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung one and then there were five. Five little Nigger boys going in for law; One got in Chancery and then there were four.

they were told that their hosts. and Mrs. Three little Nigger boys walking in the zoo. During their meal. Later that day. struck in the back of the head with an axe ("one chopped himself in halves"). That night. Rogers is missing. Armstrong attributes to a fatal overdose of sleeping draught ("one overslept himself"). Thomas Rogers notices that a figurine is missing from the dining table. each death paralleling a verse of the nursery rhyme. One got frizzled up and then there was one. When they arrived. Vera Claythorne. Doctor Armstrong. Emily Brent is killed in the kitchen by an injection of potassium cyanide that leaves a mark on . who have been invited to a mansion on the Nigger Island. Mrs. the survivors search the island in chase for the murderer.Four little Nigger boys going out to sea. Two Little Nigger boys sitting in the sun. Anthony "Tony" Marston. The book I've read was about eight people. Two more figurines have disappeared from the dining room. which Dr. Justice Wargrave establishes himself as the decisive leader of the group and noticed that one of them must be the murderer playing a sadistic game with the rest. A red herring swallowed one and then there were three. a gramophone record plays. They are murdered one by one. They have all previously been complicit in the deaths of others but have escaped notice or punishment. The next morning. Philip Lombard. General Macarthur fatalistically predicts that no one will leave the island alive. is found dead from a blow to the back of his skull ("one said he'd stay there"). and William Blore. a Mr. who chokes to death when his drink is poisoned with cyanide ("one choked his little self"). Rogers dies in her sleep that night. He is found dead in the woodshed. First to die is the spoiled Anthony Marston. He went out and hanged himself and then there were none. and at lunch. The guests now realize they have been tricked into coming to the island. as is another figurine. but the guests will be attended to by Thomas and Ethel Rogers. accusing each of the ten of murder. General Macarthur. the guests notice ten soldier boy figurines on the dining room table. with one of the figurines being removed after each murder. Justice Wargrave. In growing panic. but find that they cannot leave. Before dinner that evening. A big bear hugged one and then there were two. Emily Brent. The boat which regularly delivers supplies has stopped arriving. Owen are currently away. which is based upon Burgh Island off the coast of Devon.[8] One little Nigger boy left all alone. Each guest finds in his or her room a framed copy of the nursery rhyme "Ten Little Niggers" hanging on the wall.

He and Lombard discovered Armstrong missing. Resolved to keep the killer from catching anyone alone. Shortly after that. They wake Vera up and the they spend the night outdoors. and William Blore — become increasingly frightened and almost mad. Lombard admits to bringing a revolver to the island. Vera Claythorne. Uusing the opportunity to pick his revolver from his pocket she kills Lombard with a shot through the heart on the beach ("one got frizzled up") and returns to the house. That night. In the morning. Beatrice Taylor. as punishment for becoming pregnant out of marriage. Ethel Rogers – helped her husband to kill their employer General John Gordon Macarthur – sent his wife's lover to his death by sending him to a suicide mission Thomas Rogers – with his wife killed their employer Emily Catherine Brent – dismissed her maid. they find Wargrave with a gunshot wound in his forehead ("one got into Chancery"). Armstrong confirms the death. Armstrong. Wargrave suggests they lock up any potential weapons. skull crushed by a bear-shaped clock ("a big bear hugged one")—-and on the shore. and relief. Edward George Armstrong – blamed for the death of his patient William Henry Blore – sent an innocent man. Lombard. The five survivors — Dr. drowned ("a red herring swallowed one"). Lombard has help Vera move Armstrong's body out of the water. She is unsurprised to find a noose prepared in her room. which at first appears to be a sting from a bumble bee. Each of them suppouses the other is the murderer. When they return to the drawing room. Vera goes up to her room and hears the gramophone alleged that she had drowned. Blore hears someone sneaking out of the house.her neck ("A bumblebee stung one"). Lombard discovers his revolver has been returned. and they lay Wargrave's body in his room. including Armstrong's medical equipment and the judge's own sleeping pills. In a trance of exhaustion. filling the final verse of the rhyme (“he went out and hanged himself“). but says it has gone missing. suppouse the doctor is the killer. she hangs herself. and Armstrong. Blore leaves for food and does not return. Philip Lombard. Characters: • • • • • Anthony James Marston – ran over and killed two children Mrs. guilt. Justice Wargrave. James Landor to prison. where he died later Philip Lombard – accused of causing the deaths of a native African tribe • • • . Vera and Lombard soon discover his body on the terrace. Her screams attract the attention of Blore. Armstrong. they bring together in the drawing room and only leave one at a time. As a result Beatrice threw herself into a river and drowned Dr. who rush to help her.

Hugo Hamilton could succeed his money and marry her Justice Lawrence John Wargrave – awarded the death penlty in murder cases (Known as „hanging judge“) .• • Vera Elizabeth Claythorne – let young Cyril swim out to sea and drown so that his uncle.

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