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Post a Comment. Although they are the only people on the island, each guest is successively murdered in a manner paralleling the deaths enumerated in the nursery rhyme. Each guest finds in his or her room a framed copy of the nursery rhyme "Ten Little Soldiers" "Niggers" or "Indians" in respective earlier editions hanging on the wall. The currently published, not the original, version of the rhyme is as follows:. Ten little Soldier Boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine. Nine little Soldier Boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight.
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In the original story, Christie uses the reference, nigger , in three different ways. The second reference is the poem, Ten Little Niggers , a framed copy of which hung in each of the guest rooms. The poem, adapted in by Frank J. Green from the original, Ten Little Injuns Septimus Winner, , was already a minstrel show favorite before Christie further popularized it, using its contents to provide the overall framework of her story. Recognizing the offensive nature of the term, the editor of the first U. Rather, he was merely following dominant culture logic that an offensive racial epithet can be removed by simply substituting it for an entirely different racial minority with a less arguably offensive name. This editorial decision took place well before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball , Brown vs.