Overview[edit | edit source]
Soldier Island (or Indian Island och Nig*er Island) is an island off the Devon coast.
The first confirmed owner of the island was an american billionaire who built a modern house but who didn't live to enjoy it-due to his new third wife being a terrible sailor. As neither he nor his wife survived, the estate trustees put up the Island/House for sale. Since then, several rumours spread across about who had bought the island. It was widely believed that Soldier Island had been bought by Gabrielle Turl, a Hollywood film star.
However, the island actually belonged to "Mr. and Mrs. Owen" even though all transactions were handled by a lawyer, Isaac Morris. The people who wanted to go to the island were droven there by Fred Narracott, a local boatsman.
Several individuals were invited to the island on August 8, 1939, and subsequently killed there.
“Guests” on the island[edit | edit source]
- Emily Brent (needed a paid vacation)
- Vera Claythorne (temporary job as a secretary)
- Anthony Marston(called in at the behest of a distant friend)
- Lawrence Wargrave (called in at the behest of a distant friend)
- Philip Lombard (broke; called in a new "Job" [mercenary] prospect)
- John Macarthur (called in to meet old army friends)
- Edward Armstrong (called as a family doctor)
- William Blore (roped in in a professional way)
Domestic staff[edit | edit source]
Owners[edit | edit source]
Symbological meaning[edit | edit source]
In the novel And Then There Were None, Soldier Island stood to symbolize a point of no return.
It also represents the mental and physical strand of the guests due to being blocked there.