Morris is never actually present in the novel but he is hired by Wargrave to purchase the island under the name of Mr. Owen, and find plausible ways to invite all the guests. Owen is a shady businessman who has been involved in the drug trade and convinced a daughter of one of Wargrave's friends to start taking drugs, after which she committed suicide. Wargrave is able to kill Morris with poison even though Morris never comes to Soldier Island, and Morris leaves no trace of Wargrave's presence in the business dealings that enabled the multiple murders on Soldier Island.
Isaac Morris Character Timeline in And Then There Were None
The timeline below shows where the character Isaac Morris appears in And Then There Were None. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...girl. He is on his way to Soldier Island for a mysterious job. Mr. Isaac Morris gave him one hundred guineas to go to the Island and take the job, but... (full context)
...has never seen Mr. or Mrs. Owen. Everything was organized and paid for by Mr. Morris. (full context)
...by a Mr. Owen and all the arrangements were made by a man named Isaac Morris. And Morris is also dead. They know that he was mixed up in the drug... (full context)
...The fact that they were all so normal and quiet led him to violate Mr. Morris's orders and take a boat to the island to check out the SOS signals they... (full context)
...was made by a theatrical company and sent to U. N. Owen, care of Isaac Morris. It was understood to be a part of an amateur performance of a new play.... (full context)
...Wargrave convicted, was found later to really have been guilty. He also says that Isaac Morris died on the night of August 8th when he took an overdose of sleeping pills;... (full context)
Finally he found Morris as the tenth victim. He was a dope peddler who had gotten one of Wargrave's... (full context)
He used Morris to acquire the island and create believable invitations for each of his victims. It worked,... (full context)