Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there where Nine.
Nine little Indian boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were Eight.
Eight little Indian boys travelling in Devon; One said he’d stay there and then there where Seven.
Seven little indian boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were Six.
Six little indian boys playing with a hive; A bumble bee stung one and then there were Five.
Five little Indian boys going in for law; One got into Chancery and then there were Four.
Four little indian boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were Three.
Three little Indian boys walking in the Zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were Two.
Two little Indian boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was One.
One little Indian boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were None.
–And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie, 1939
Ha, interesting quote choice. It’s definitely an intriguing and creepy nursery rhyme. However, the “Indian” part is rather unfortunate.
Check out my review of the book if you’d like: https://leviathanbound.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/and-then-there-were-none/