An ex-police inspector who is tricked into coming to the island when he is told that he is supposed to protect Mrs. Owen's jewels from a thief. In his past Blore, in order to gain a promotion for himself, sent an innocent man named Landor to a penal colony, where he died. Blore is practical and careful, but he has very little imagination, which is possibly a reason why he was not able to get promoted on his own merit. In spite of his careful observance of the guests, he is always guessing the wrong person as the murderer and he is not careful enough to avoid his own death.
William Henry Blore Quotes in And Then There Were None
The And Then There Were None quotes below are all either spoken by William Henry Blore or refer to William Henry Blore. 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 numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Harper edition of And Then There Were None published in 2011.).
Chapter 2 Quotes
He might have noticed that a curious constraint came over the other members of the party. It was as though the mention of their host and hostess had a curiously paralyzing effect on the guests.
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William Henry Blore Character Timeline in And Then There Were None
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Everyone feels better and starts to enjoy themselves after dinner. Wargrave is amusing, Mr. Blore (pretending to be Davis) discusses South Africa; Mr. Lombard continues to eye everyone suspiciously. Anthony... (full context)
Lombard 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... (full context)
...cyanide poisoning, Mrs. Rogers died of an overdose of chloral, Rogers head was split open, Blore's head was crushed, Armstrong drowned, Macarthur's skull was fractured, and Vera was hanged. (full context)