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What is Vera Claythorne's job?

Vera Claythorne is a former governess who is working as a “games mistress at a third-class school” when the novel begins. She takes a summer job on Indian Island, believing that she has been hired to serve as a secretary to a Mrs. Una Owen.

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Just so, what did Vera Claythorne do?

Vera Claythorne - A former governess who comes to Indian Island purportedly to serve as a secretary to Mrs. Owen. Vera wants to escape a past in which she killed a small boy in her care, Cyril Hamilton, so that the man she loved would inherit Cyril's estate.

what is Philip Lombards job? Philip Lombard is (1) a rather cocky young man, (2) essentially a mass murderer who left a large group of natives to die when he was in the army, and (3) completely unconcerned about his moral depravity, making him the second-to-last person to die. He may admit his crime, but he's not exactly sorry about it.

Also question is, what crime did Vera Claythorne commit?


Why did Vera kill herself?

When she goes up to the house to hang herself, she seems semi-delirious and not in full control of her senses. She killed Lombard, her lover, because she believed he was responsible for the murders. As the only survivor, besides herself, of the original ten people on the island, he had to be the murderer.

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