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And Then There Were None Summary, Plot Synopsis

Uploaded by Quest4Glory on Jul 05, 2004

By chapter 13 of And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, half of the ten guests that ventured out to Indian Island are killed. These incidents cause the remaining guests to react in bizarre ways. These reactions are common to most people that are placed in this situation. They protect themselves and react differently around each other. There are also accusations that are made about who may have done the killing of the first five guests, and there are alliances that are made to help find out who the murdered really is. Out of ten guests plus the boat handler, who brought them over to the island, one of them is the murderer. Who is it, and what do the guests do to find out who he or she is?

First of all some of the precautions that the guests take is to lock and place furniture in front of all there doors. "There were sounds of bolts and locks, and of moving furniture." (pg 155) After the death of Miss Brent, Justice Wargrave advised that all items that may cause danger be place in a safely locked place and that the keys be given to two people so that the stuff will be safe. " By the judge's direction, the various drugs were placed in the box and it was locked. The judge then gave the key of the chest to Philip Lombard and the key of the cupboard to Blore." (pg 141) The final way that the guests protected themselves was to keep close together as much as possible. "By all means. But in doing so let us be careful to keep together, if we separate, the murderer gets his chance." (pg 142) " I think, my dear young lady, we would all prefer to come and watch you make it." (pg 146)

The next thing that happened to the guests was the way they started to act around each other. One of the first act was to become testy and aggressive with each other. Each person, with there nerves running on high octane, all reacted in the same manner. They hated each other. "You damned pig-headed fool! I tell you it's been stolen from me!" (pg 141) "He said stiffly, ‘just as you please Miss Brent.'" (pg 134) "Lombard threw his head back. His teeth showed in what was almost a snarl." (pg 139) The next reaction after...

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Date:   07/05/2004

Category:   Literature

Length:   4 pages (899 words)

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