Robert Louis Stevenson: TREASURE ISLAND, pp. 42 – 44

So far:

  • Two dead seamen
  • A close call for young Jim Hawkins and his mother
  • a blind beggar who turns out to be a pirate
  • a mysterious oilskin packet which contains “two things: a book and a sealed paper”
  • a Dr. Livesey
  • a discussion of whether Jim Hawkins deserves better than “a cold pie” (he does)
  • a mention of Flint, “the bloodthirstiest buccaneer that sailed . . . Blackbeard was a child to Flint.”
  • a mention of buried treasure

p. 44:

Perusing the papers contained in the “oilskin packet”: “This is the black-hearted hound’s account book. These crosses stand for the names of ships or towns that they sank or plundered.”

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

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