"A lie - a wicked lie... we never did - neither of us..."
Thomas Rogers was one of ten guests invited to Nigger Island. He was the fourth to die, in the manner laid out in the poem.
Mr Rogers was the mansion's butler and Ethel Rogers' husband. He dominated his weak-willed wife, and they killed their former elderly employer by withholding her medicine, causing the woman to die from heart failure, thus inheriting the money she bequeathed them in her will. Despite his wife's death, Rogers was still serving the others.
"Thomas Rogers and Ethel Rogers, that on the 6th of May, 1929, you brought about the death of Jennifer Brady."
"One chopped himself in halves and then there were Six."
Mr. Thomas Rogers dies by an axe blow to the head while chopping up firewood.