They assume that Armstrong has committed the murder and leave to walk along the shore. Three little Indian boys walking in the zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were two. After shooting himself with a handkerchief wrapped round the gun to avoid fingerprints, the recoil will snap the gun towards the doorknob. Though he is reputed to be a good man in a tight spot, Lombard is accused of causing the deaths of 21 members of an native African tribe. Blore could not have died last, as the clock was dropped onto him from above, and he could not have set up a way for it to fall on him.
He argues that even if his letter is not found, a few clues exist that should help point to him as the killer: 1. Armstrong, Justice Wargrave, Philip Lombard, Vera Claythorne, and Ex-Inspector Blore—become increasingly frightened. They decide to sit in the drawing room, with only one leaving at any one time—theoretically, they should all be safe that way. Wargrave announces that anything on the island that could be used as a weapon should be locked up, including Wargrave's sleeping pills and Armstrong's medical equipment; Lombard admits to bringing a revolver to the island, but it has gone missing. To do this, he finds the names of nine people whom he accuses of committing murder. He then wrote out his confession, putting the letter in a bottle and casting the bottle into the sea.
Two Little Indian boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was one. The guests are greeted by the servant and maid, Mr and Mrs. Wargrave chose nine people to be the Indian boys, while he was the tenth. Rogers is soon found dead in the woodshed, having been struck in the head with a large axe one chopped himself in halves. Instead of tricking Vera Claythorne into hanging herself, he reveals that he is alive to her at the end, and urges her to do it rather than be accused of the other murders, as he is about to take cyanide and kill himself. The final victim, Vera, hanged herself while Wargrave secretly watched from the bedroom closet.
The gun will strike the doorknob, detaching the elastic, which will snap back closing the door in the process and lie dangling innocuously from his eyeglasses. Later, during dinner, a gramophone record plays, accusing each guest there including Wargrave of murder. He plans the order of the deaths specifically by order of the guest's degree of guilt. Each of the guest had the nursery rhyme hanging on the wall in their room. That night, Thomas Rogers notices that one soldier figurine is missing from the dining table. Confession and Epilogue The epilogue consists of a conversation between Inspector Maine, in charge of the unsolved case, and the Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard. He was chosen to be the third Indian.
Shortly after doing this, Wargrave killed him which maked him chronologically the first one to be killed. He goes to the island because he is hired by the murderer to make arrangements for the island. First to die is Anthony Marston, whose drink is poisoned with cyanide one choked his little self. One of the first people to come to the island, he is a very hard and good worker even in his old age. Lombard walks in to join Claythorne as he finishes his confession. Despite her respectability and efficiency, she helped her domineering husband, Thomas, kill an elderly employer by withholding her medicine, so they could inherit her money. She represented the second Indian.
Edward Seton the man Wargrave was 'accused' of killing by giving the jury a biased summation in his case was guilty of the crime he was accused of after all; therefore paradoxically Wargrave is Mr Unknown killer. Thus the police will find ten dead bodies and an unsolvable mystery on Indian Island. Armstrong was chosen to be the seventh Indian. Rogers never wakes up, and is assumed to have received a fatal overdose of sleeping draught one overslept himself. Vera was chosen to be the tenth and last Indian. Despite this, she felt no sense of remorse for the death Beatrice.
After he shoots himself, the bullet will leave a red mark in his forehead similar to the mark of Cain, the first murderer described in the Biblical Old Testament. This was determined to be a ruse planned by Wargrave, which was revealed in the book's epilogue. As they lift Armstrong's body out of reach of the water, Vera swipes Lombard's revolver, kills him on the beach out in the sun , and returns to her room momentarily thinking the last rhyme of the poem was 'Got married and then there was none' because of her need for Hugo. In growing panic, the survivors search the island for the murderer or possible hiding places, but find no one. He is accused of murder due to the judicial hanging of criminal Edward Seton, even though there were some doubts about his guilt at the time of the trial. When they return to the drawing room, they find Wargrave, dressed up in a judge's wig and gown, slumped against a chair with a gunshot wound in his forehead one got into Chancery ; Armstrong confirms his death.
Oddly no notice is taken of the rhyming clue which is in each guest's bedroom Days later, a fishing trawler, the Emma Jane, finds a letter in a bottle floating just off the Devon coast, and sends it to Scotland Yard, who recognize it as a confession by the late Justice Wargrave. Thus he became a judge, ordering the death penalty in all cases where he firmly believed the accused person guilty, so that he could enjoy seeing them crippled with fear by the knowledge of their impending death. This leaves Vera, whose fingerprints are on the pistol, and from whose window the clock was dropped on Blore; however, the chair which she kicked away with the noose around her neck was found pushed against the wall, out of reach from where she would have had to stand on it. The next morning, Rogers is missing, and they notice one of the little soldier figurines is missing as well. Justice Wargrave establishes himself as a decisive leader of the group; he asserts that one of them must be the murderer and is playing a sadistic game with them. It is said that he stole food from the tribe, thus causing starvation and death.
The poem goes like: Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine. The gun will be found in the corridor outside the closed door, and a dead body on the bed. Ironically, that is a version of the last line of the poem , discovering a noose hanging from the ceiling and a chair underneath it. In the end, although one of the guests must have been the killer, none of them could have been, leaving the two inspectors baffled. Wargrave then describes how he plans to shoot himself: he will loop an elastic cord through the gun and tie one end of the cord to his eyeglasses. She dismissed her pregnant maid, Beatrice Taylor, who later committed suicide by throwing herself into a river and drowned.
Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were six. Rogers who arrived months early under an employment offer by Wargrave. In this narrative, Wargrave reveals that he has suffered from a certain sadistic temperament ever since childhood, when he performed torturous experiments on garden pests, a symptom of sociopathy. He is known as a hanging judge; however, his sentences are portrayed throughout the story as accurate. That night, Blore hears someone sneaking out of the house. Wargrave was the only guest who did not wrongfully cause the death of anyone before coming to the island.