And Then There Were None
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was a silence—a comfortable replete silence. Into that silence came
The Voice. Without warning, inhuman, penetrating . . . “Ladies and
gentlemen! Silence, please! . . . You are charged with the following
Owen could only come to the island in one way. It is perfectly clear.
Mr. Owen is one of us.
they keep bees on this island? . . . It’s sane enough what I’m asking.
Bees, hives, bees! . . . Six little Indian boys playing with a hive.
Armstrong . . . raised the wig. It fell to the floor, revealing the
high bald forehead with, in the very middle, a round stained mark
from which something had trickled . . . Dr. Armstrong . . . said—and
his voice was expressionless, dead, far away: “He’s been shot.”
have wanted . . . to commit a murder myself. I recognized this as
the desire of the artist to express himself! . . . But—incongruous
as it may seem to some—I was restrained and hampered by my innate
sense of justice. The innocent must not suffer.
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