By: Agatha Christie
Over the summer I recently read a mystery book by the name of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I read this book mainly because I have read other books by Agatha Christie that I found that were quite well and 'thoroughly written. It revolves around ten people who are invited to an island, called "Indian Island”, by letters that were sent by people who they know. When they got to the island, they found out that their host, U.N.Owen, had not arrived at the time that the servants of the mansion that they were to stay in had told them all. At dinner, they heard a voice, accusing each of them of a murder, which they were all guilty of; the voice was acting like a judge, and the dinner was the court.
After one of them is killed, according to the first verse of a poem that is framed above each of their beds called "Ten Little Indians", they figure out that the murderer is one of them! As more people are killed off, one by one, the group narrows the suspect list down, until only one is left alive but she figured that she would never get off the island anyway, and she hung herself from the ceiling by putting a noose around her neck and kicking the chair away on which she was standing, but she was not the killer. One of the mysteries to this book was, of course, who killed all of the innocent people.
Another mystery was that every time another person was killed a little Indian figure would disappear from the edges of a serving plate. One more mystery was that every murder followed, in order, the famous poem "Ten Little Indians", which reads:
Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; one chocked his self and then there were nine. Nine Indian boys sat up very late; one overslept himself then there were eight. Eight Indian boys traveling in Devon; one said he'd stay there then there were seven. Seven Indian boys chopping up sticks; one chopped himself in halves then there were six.... [continues]
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