The book that I read was called “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. This version of the book was published in 2001, originally published as Ten Little Niggers. This book takes place along the time of World War II on a dreary island that no one knows where it is. Ten people were invited to this island off of the coast of England for one soul purpose. They were morally guilty of the death of someone to which they had gotten away with. The main idea of this book is that things do come back to haunt you and justice is served in the end.
The main characters of this book are Lawrence Wargrave, Vera Claythorne, Mrs. Owen and Philip Lombardo. Lawrence Wargrave is a retired and very successful lawyer. With his lawyer background he is one of the people in this story that was always weary of something going on behind the scenes. He thought that he was invited to this island to visit old friends that would be meeting up with him. He would be a good fit for the island because of his outdoorsy type personality. Vera Claythorne came to the island solely for the purpose of being the secretary to the owner of the island Mrs. Owen. Vera was invited to the island because she had killed a little boy that she was caring for. Vera is one of the smartest characters in this story because she always seems to be a step ahead of everyone. Finally, the last main character is Philip Lombardo, Philip was a soldier in Africa and had selfishly left his group to solely survive on his own. He seems to be one of the most resourceful men in this story as he quickly figures a solution to most problems that the group has. Mrs. Owen is and is not a main character, in the beginning before everyone had arrived at the island Mrs. Owen was the supposed owner….
… 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 traveling in Devon;
One said he’d stay there and then there were seven.
Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in halves 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 and hanged himself and then there were none.