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And Then There Were None – Week 1

It all started off innocently enough, just some letters from old friends and acquaintances inviting them to spend a few days catching up on old times. A few of them are coming as employees, the rest are looking forward to their holiday.

But from the start, things are not adding up. Their friends are not waiting for them, and their host and hostess are not on the island. But after a few hours, things begin to loosen up between the guests, and they begin to converse. But there is something else lurking behind the easy going manners that have taken over. Each of the guests has discovered a nursery rhyme in their room, Ten Little Indians, and while curious, it adds a little mystique to the atmosphere. The guests in the house are: Emily Brent, Vera Claythorne, Dr. Armstrong, Anthony Marston, Justice Wargrave, Philip Lombard, General Macarthur, and Mr. Blore. In addition to the guests, there are two domestics in the house, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers.

As the evening wears on, the uneasy tone is interrupted by a voice. It accuses each of the members in the house of a crime, and says that justice shall be served. All of the guests erupt into panicked talking as the voice dies away. But where did it come from, and how have they found out all of their information? As the guests begin to talk further, they realize that someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to find out all about them, and their associations. But why lure them to the little island in the first place? But when someone dies the first night in the house, there are bound to be questions…

This week we are reading Chapters 1-4


  1. If you had recieved a letter from someone that you did not really know or remember, would you have gone on the vacation?
  2. Each of them are accused of a crime, but why should they be exposed?
  3. Would you have packed your bags after the first night?