Agatha Christie's 'And then there were none'
There has been a lot of gossip in the news about Nigger Island lately. The island which got its name from its resemblance to a Negroid head, has just been sold. And there is some speculation about who the new owner is. Eight different persons are on their way to Nigger Island, just outside the coast of Devon.
- The first person on his way to the island is Mr. Justice Wargrave. He is a lately retired judge who has been invited to the island by Lady Constance Culmington to talk about old days. She was an old acquaintance, it had been about seven or eight years since he had last seen her. He seems to be an updated gentleman, and he is very interested in all sorts of news.
- Then there is Vera Claythorne. She is a quit young lady who has worked at an school. In her opinion, it is a second-hand school, and she wants to get a new job at a more decent school. She is heading to Nigger Island to step in to her secretarial holiday post, after receiving a letter from a Una Nancy Owen. She appears to lack of self-confidence although she always tries to do her best.
- The third person travelling to the island is Philip Lombard, addressed to as Captain Lombard. He has been given hundred guineas by a little Jew, Morris. In return he would travel to Nigger Island where he did not have to stay for very long. The Jew would not give him any further information , including the name of his employee. Capt. Lombard has not been known as a man who would say no to a deal, even if that included illegality. He seems to be a middle-aged man who has experienced a lot in his time.
- Miss Emily Brent is also on her way to Nigger Island. She is a 65 year old lady of the earlier school, somewhat old-fashioned. She has got a letter signed U. N. O. She thinks it is Miss Oliver who has invited her to her new guest house on the island. The letter is based on a meeting between the two of them at Belhaven Guest House some...