A successful doctor who comes to Soldier Island because he is told that Ms. Owen is sick. He used to drink too much and once accidentally killed an old woman because he was drunk while operating on her. He is very preoccupied with maintaining his reputation, and hence his success. At the same time, he is a very gullible man. He trusts Wargrave and helps the judge fake his own death. Once the other surviving characters think that the judge is dead, Wargrave has free reign of the island. Wargrave eventually kills Armstrong by pushing him off a cliff.
Dr. Edward Armstrong Quotes in And Then There Were None
The And Then There Were None quotes below are all either spoken by Dr. Edward Armstrong or refer to Dr. Edward Armstrong. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Harper edition of And Then There Were None published in 2011.).
Chapter 11 Quotes
“The damned fool, he believed every word I said to him. It was easy … I must be careful, though, very careful.”
Dr. Edward Armstrong Character Timeline in And Then There Were None
The timeline below shows where the character Dr. Edward Armstrong appears in And Then There Were None. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...says that they must have been wrong – the deaths were just coincidences. Blore asks Armstrong whether he may have accidentally overdosed Mrs. Rogers on a sleeping pill. Armstrong says that... (full context)
...his childhood about ten little soldier boys and began collecting his victims. He heard about Armstrong while at a nursing home. He heard about General Macarthur from a conversation with two... (full context)
...that he now needed an ally to complete the rest of his murders. He chose Armstrong because he knew Armstrong was a gullible man. Armstrong suspected Lombard, and Wargrave pretended to... (full context)