"Not quite the act of a pukka sahib, I'm afraid. But self-preservation's a man's first duty."
Philip Lombard was one of ten guests invited to Soldier Island. He was the ninth to die, in the manner laid out in the poem.
Philip Lombard was a soldier of fortune. Literally down to his last square meal, he comes to the island with a loaded revolver, as suggested by his invitation letter. Lombard is accused of causing the deaths of a number of East African tribesmen, after stealing their food and abandoning them to their deaths. Neither he nor Marston feels any remorse.
"Philip Lombard, that upon a date in February 1932, you were guilty of the death of twenty-one men, members of an East Africa tribe."
Lombard is accused of causing the deaths of 21 East African natives who were helping him on an expedition. When he was lost, he took the food and supplies and abandoned the natives in the jungle, thus causing their starvation and death. He feels no remorse for this and confesses freely, even with amusement.
"One got frizzled up and then there was One."
Lombard is shot by Vera during a struggle on the beach.