The Question and Answer section for And Then There Were None is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This question calls for your opinion. There is no right or wrong answer.
There is one soldier for each person on the island. With each death, another figure disappears. Thus, we can infer that the soldiers symbolize and foreshadow the murders.
The guests learn that their host and hostess have been detained and will not be joining them.
"Nothing, sir. We got orders - by letter again - to prepare the rooms for a houseparty and then yesterday by the afternoon post I got another letter from...