And Then There Were None
By Agatha Christie
Ten little Indian boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little Indian boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.
Eight little Indian boys travelling in Devon;
One said he’d stay there and then there were seven.
Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in half and then there were six.
Six little Indian boys playing with a hive;
A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.
Five little Indian boys going in for law;
One got in Chancery and then there were four.
Four little Indian boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
Three little Indian boys walking in the zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
Two Little Indian boys sitting in the sun;
One got frizzled up and then there was one.
One little Indian boy left all alone;
He went out and hanged himself and then there were none.
("Agatha christie: And," 2012)
After this poem was revealed in the second chapter of “And Then There Were None” written by Agatha Christie, I thought I would be able to easily solve the mystery. I was wrong. I was not able to figure out who the murderer was, who was going to die next, nor how they were going to die. This story had me reading non-stop because I wanted to know who was killing everyone. I will begin by giving you a brief summary of the story, then look into the characters and how they died while revealing some clues along the way. Next I will unveil the murderer and their motives. I will finish by giving you my opinions as well as reviews from others that have read “And Then There Were None.”
The story begins by introducing each of eight guests that have been invited to Indian Island by someone with the name of U.N. Owen. None of these guests can place where they may know this person from but each is unconcerned as they desire to be...