Why does Vera think she has been asked to come to the island?

william1941 | Student

In the book "And Then There Were None," Vera Claythorne, who was a young and attractive teacher was hired through a letter from Una Nancy Owen for a short stint as a secretary.

She was actually called on to the island to punish her for the crime of killing a young boy in her care named Cyril Hamilton. Her cruel and selfish nature made her allow the boy to swim too far into the water, from where she knew he would not be able to return alive. This was in part to do with Vera’s relation with Cyril’s uncle Hugo Hamilton whom she thought would be rich and able to marry her if it weren't for the boy.