And Then There Were NoneBook - 1966
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10 ordinary people are invited to an island by one mysterious U.N. Owen. And one by one, each of the guests suddenly die. When they discover that they are the only ones on the island, it dawns on them that one of them is the murderer.
Ten unique people are invited to Indian Island by U.N Owen, a man none of them are acquainted with. They start to believe one of them in U.N Owen and they realize the importance of discovering which one of them it is - as they all slowly begin to die.
Set in the early 20th century, ten guests are invited to the famous Indian Island by an unknown host, known as U.N. Owen. Each of the guest has a dirty secret, all are murderers who have somehow escaped their punishment. One by one, each of the guest is murdered, and Then There Were None!
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"There was something magical about an island—the mere word suggested fantasy. You lost touch with the world—an island was a world of its own. A world, perhaps, from which you might never return."
10 little soldier boys went out to dine,
One choked his little self, and then there were nine.
Nine little sailor boys sat up very late,
One overslept himself and then there were eight.
Eight little sailor boys travelling in Devon,
One said he'd stayed there, and then there were seven.
Seven little sailor boys chopping up sticks,
One chopped himself in halves, and then there were six.
Six little sailor boys playing with a hive,
A little bee stung one, and then there were five.
Five little sailor boys going in for law,
One got a chancery, and then there were four.
Four little sailor boys going out to sea,
A red herring swallowed one, and then there were three.
Three little sailor boys going to the zoo,
A big bear hugged one, and then there were two.
Two little sailor boys sitting in the sun,
One got frizzled up, and then there was one.
One little sailor boy left all alone,
He went and hung himself,
And then there were none.