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Armstrong examines the drink and finds it was poisoned, but since Marston poured it himself, the guests assume he committed suicide. Still, they find it hard to believe that such a high-spirited young man would want to take his own life. After a time, everyone goes upstairs to bed except for Rogers, who stays downstairs to clean up.
As they enter their rooms, each guest locks his or her door. The house, so modern and gleaming, now seems horrifying in its blankness. As he prepares for bed, Wargrave thinks about Edward Seton, the man whom the voice earlier accused him of sentencing to death. The defense defended Seton well, and the prosecution presented a poor case. Everyone assumed the jury would acquit Seton.
Macarthur lies awake in bed, recalling how during World War I he discovered that his young wife was having an affair with one of his officers. Furious, he ordered the officer, Richmond, on an impossible mission, effectively sending him to his death.
No one suspected him at the time, except perhaps one of the other officers, a man named Armitage. His wife became distant and died of pneumonia a few years later. Macarthur retired and lived by the sea, but after a time he began to worry, suspecting that Armitage had spread the story around and that people knew his secret. Now, lying in his bedroom listening to the sound of the sea, a strange feeling of peace comes over him, and he realizes that he does not really want to leave the island.
Vera knew that if Cyril died, Hugo would inherit the family fortune. One day Cyril begged her again and again to be allowed to swim to a rock in the ocean. Vera pushes these recollections aside. Armstrong has a nightmare in which he stands at his operating table, realizing he must kill the patient on the table. The patient looks like Emily Brent, then like Marston. Rogers, worried because he cannot rouse his wife, comes into the room and wakes Armstrong. Armstrong rises and goes to find that Mrs.
Rogers has died in her sleep, perhaps of an overdose of sleeping pills. Rogers says she took only the pills Armstrong gave her. In the morning the guests rise, hoping to catch sight of the boat back to the mainland. After breakfast, Armstrong announces Mrs. The group is alarmed, and Macarthur gives Rogers his condolences when he returns to the room. Emily Brent insists it was an act of God and that Mrs. Rogers died of a guilty conscience after hearing the recorded accusation of murder the previous night.
Blore suggests that Rogers killed his wife in the hopes of covering up their secret. After the meal, Blore and Lombard discuss their situation on the terrace and decide that the boat will not come.
Macarthur, passing them, expresses his agreement in a dazed voice and wanders off, saying that none of them will ever leave the island. Meanwhile, a baffled and frightened Rogers shows Armstrong that only eight Indian figures remain on the table.
Themes Motifs Symbols Key Facts. Armstrong William Blore. Summary Chapters V—VI. Page 1 Page 2. Summary: Chapter V Armstrong examines the drink and finds it was poisoned, but since Marston poured it himself, the guests assume he committed suicide. Test your knowledge Take the Chapters Quick Quiz. Take a Study Break.
And Then There Were None
The author of the book is Agatha Christie. Now, almost ten strangers to each other people are on the island, without communication with the outside world. And the question is not who will die first, and who is the killer? In my opinion something more terrible than this nursery rhyme, it is difficult to find. Most of the reviews contain almost a brief retelling of the book.
Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. When one of the party dies suddenly they realise they may be harbouring a murderer among their number. The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again… and again
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
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Download PDF. Its structure, pacing, and universal appeal make it an appropriate reading choice for reluctant readers. The book also offers students an excellent opportunity to study the conventions of suspense and the murder mystery genre.