"When a man's neck is in danger, he doesn't stop to think too much about sentiment."
William Henry Blore was one of ten guests invited to Soldier Island. He was the eighth to die, in the manner laid out in the poem.
William Blore was a former police inspector and now a private investigator, was accused of falsifying his testimony in court for a bribe from a dangerous criminal gang, which resulted in an innocent man, James Landor, being convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Landor, who had a wife and young child, died shortly afterwards in prison. He arrived under the alias "Davis" from South Africa, on the island for "security work". His true name is revealed on the gramophone recording. He denies the accusation against him from the gramophone recording, but later admits the truth to Lombard.
"William Henry Blore, that you brought about the death of James Stephen Landor on October 10th, 1928."
Blore was bribed by a criminal gang to frame an innocent man, James Stephen Landor, for bank robbery as a scapegoat. Landor was convicted on Blore's evidence, and later died in the prison, while Blore was promoted for his testimony.
"A big bear hugged one and then there were Two."
Vera and Philip find Blore dead, his head crushed by Vera's marble, bear-shaped clock