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And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie An unknown killer on the loose would cause anyone to act in a different or bizarre way This is the situation that the characters in Agatha Christies And Then There Were None are put in to Out of ten guests plus the boat handler who brought them over to the island one of them is the murderer Until the killer is found the actions of the characters become strange The characters first protect themselves and act differently around each other then make accusations and finally alliances are made First of all some of the precautions that the guests take is to lock and place furniture in front of all there doors There were sounds of bolts and locks and of moving furniture p 155 After the death of Miss Brent Justice Wargrave advised that all items that may cause danger be place in a safely locked place and that the keys be given to two people so that the weapons would be safe By the judges direction the various drugs were placed in the box and it was locked The judge then gave the key of the chest to Philip Lombard and the key of the cupboard to Blore p 141 The final way that the guests protected themselves was to keep close together as much as possible At this point in the story the characters seem to trust one another as long as they are in a group However this soon changes The next thing that happened to the guests was the way they started to act around each other One of the first act was to become testy and aggressive with each other Each person with there nerves running on high octane all reacted in the same manner They hated each other Lombard threw his head back His teeth showed in what was almost a snarl p 139 The next reaction after
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