Treasure Island, p. 29-30: The Contents of a Dead Seaman’s Chest

a quadrant
a tin canikin
several sticks of tobacco
two brace of very handsome pistols
a piece of bar silver
an old Spanish watch
a pair of compasses mounted with brass
an old boat-cloak, whitened with sea-salt
a bundle tied up in oilcloth
a canvas bag “that gave forth, at a touch, the jingle of gold.”

While the narrator and his mother are rifling through the chest, they suddenly hear, “in the silent, frosty air, a sound that brought my heart into my mouth — the tap-tapping of the blind man’s stick upon the frozen road. It drew nearer and nearer, while we sat holding our breath.”

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

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