How did the Little Indian Boy song go, in And Then There Were None?Please say the whole thing.

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schulzie eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Check the beginning of the book ---- before chapter one.  It is a poem that has been around for some time.

Ten little Indian boys went out to dine:

One choked his little self, and then there were Nine.

Nine little Indian boys sat up very late;

One overslept himself, and then there were Eight.

Eight little Indian boys traveling in Devon;

One said he stay there and then there were Seven.

Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks;

One chopped himself in halves and then there were Six.

Six little Indian boys playing in 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 inthe 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.

Because the word Indian became politically sensitive, some versions, such as the one in your book, use the word Soldier

wezzy8 | Student

In the book it says Ten Little Soldier Boys


Same exact poem but with soldier boys instead on little indians