A Bookreport on Agatha Chrisie's "And Then There Were None"

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For my book report, I read the book And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. The book is about a group of people who all get letters from an U. N. Owen, instructing them to go to a place called Indian Island. Once there, a recording plays saying that each of them is guilty of murder. One by one they are murdered, until there is no one left on the island. Since they are all dead, who could the murder have been?

The book was a set of 10 murders, one after another. When all of the characters arrived at the house, in each person's room was a poem:

Ten little Indian boys out to dine;

One chocked 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 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 left all alone;

He went and hanged himself and then there were none.

The first murder occurred right after the recording played accusing them all of murder. Everyone was running around, saying they were innocent,