Diez negritos

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El joven Anthony Marston, el matrimonio de criados Rogers, la señora Emily Brent, el general MacArthur, el juez Lawrence Wargrave, el doctor Armstrong, el detective William Blore, el aventureroPhillip Lombard y la joven Vera Claythorne son invitados a La isla del Negro, una isla privada llamada así porque, de perfil, parece la cabeza de un Negro. Una vez allí, y después de una cena en la que elanfitrión no ha aparecido todavía, una cinta les acusa a todos de un crimen. Lo que parece broma macabra acaba por convertirse en una espantosa realidad cuando uno de ellos muere. Entonces, uno a unoempiezan a ser asesinados siguiendo las ingeniosas instrucciones de una canción de cuna:
[editar]Canción original en Inglés

Ten Little Soldier (Esta es una de las versiones. Originalmente en vezde la palabra "soldier" iban las palabras "niggers" o "indian" modificadas por el evidente racismo.)
Ten little Soldier boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.Nine little Soldier boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.
Eight little Soldier boys traveling in Devon;
One said he'd stay there and then there were seven.
Sevenlittle Soldier boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.
Six little Soldier boys playing with a hive;
A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.
Fivelittle Soldier boys going in for law;
One got in Chancery and then there were four.
Four little Soldier boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
Three littleSoldier boys walking in the zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
Two Little Soldier boys sitting in the sun;
One got frizzled up and then there was one.
One little Soldier boy left allalone;
He went out and hanged himself and then there were none.

"Diez negritos salieron a cenar; Uno se asfixió y entonces quedaron Nueve.
Nueve negritos estuvieron despiertos hasta muy tarde;...
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