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The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature's most beloved bad guys. Its unforgettable characters include: Livesey, and the good-hearted but obtuse Squire Trelawney, who help Jim on his quest for the treasure; the frightening Blind Pew, double-dealing Israel Hands, and seemingly mad Ben Gunn; and of course, Long John Silver, who is one moment a friendly, laughing, one-legged sea-cook, and the next a dangerous pirate leader. Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson. Fables Robert Louis Stevenson. Strange Case of Dr.
I saw a lot of fighting and a lot of treasure, too. And you, young man, do you want to help us? Doyou want to be a pirate? It was IsraelHands. We must wait. Let them find the treasure first. Then we can kill them. Nowget me some fruit from this barrel. I waited for a minute, then Iclimbed out of the barrel and ran, too.
The ship was now quitenear an island. That hill in the centre of the island is called the Spy Glass. It did not show the treasure. I went to Dr Livesey. I was wrong. We all liked him. He told them about Long John Silver andthe pirates and he gave them some guns.
Then he spoke to theother men, the pirates. Take a boatand go to the island. You can come back this evening. Six of them stayed on the Hispaniolaand thirteen got into the small boats to go to the island. I quietlygot into one of the boats, too. We arrived on the beach and I ran away from the pirates. LongJohn Silver saw me. I ran into the trees.
I walked about for a time, then I heard the pirates talkingangrily. There was some fighting, and one man died. Suddenly I saw a man. Nobody lives on this island. I stopped and took out my gun. The man carefully came out of the trees.
The pirates left me on thisisland three years ago. But tell me, whocame in that ship? And I told him everything. And I think he can help you, too. We ran to the beach.
We heard more guns, then everythingwas quiet and a flag went up above the trees. We looked for Jim Hawkins on the Hispaniola,but he was not there. We waited on the ship. There were six pirates with us. ThenHunter and I took a boat and went to the island. I wanted to seethe house on the island.
The house was strong and it was in a good place. I told the captainabout the house, and we started to put food into the small boat. The pirates on the ship did not hear us. Joyce and I carried the food from the beach to the house.
Joycestayed in the house with his gun and I went back to the ship. Weput more food and our guns into the small boat and dropped allthe other guns into the sea. Therewere five of us in a small boat and we moved very slowly. Then we saw the pirates on the Hispaniola. They had the biggun on the ship. We tried to go faster. Mr Trelawney shot at the men on the ship. He hit one of them. Then the pirates on the island ran out of the trees.
They beganto run along the beach. What are we going to do? Leavethe boat. Most of our food and our guns wentdown into the sea with the small boat.
We heard the pirates running along the beach behind us, but weran quickly through the trees to the house. We arrived at the houseand turned to shoot at the pirates. We hit one of the pirates, and the other men ran away.
Then oneof the pirates turned and shot Redruth through the head. Cometomorrow afternoon. The pirates on the beach made a big fire.
They started to drinkand to talk loudly.
I waited for a time, then went to the house. Itold Dr Livesey about my meeting with Ben Gunn up on thehill.
Seven, with Ben Gunn. A man with awhite flag. John Silver. Long John came slowly up the hill to thehouse. We all watched him. Now there are only fourteen pirates. Then youcan leave the island with us, or, if you like, you can stay here. I havenothing more to say to you. We waited for a long time and then the piratesstarted shooting again. Suddenly some of the pirates ran out of thetrees up to the house. We all fought hard.
We killedthree of the pirates and the others ran away. But when we gotback inside the house we found that Joyce was dead. Hunter andthe captain were hurt, too. Everything was quiet. Laterthat day Hunter died. The doctor left the house. It was very hot inside the house and I did not likewaiting. After about an hour I found it. It was very small and light. I sat down and waited. Night came, and it was very dark. Thepirates had a big fire on the beach, and there was a small light onthe Hispaniola.
The boat moved slowly and quietly across the water. Soon I wasnear the ship. Nobody saw me. There were two men on the ship. The other pirateswere all on the beach. The men on the ship were talking loudlyand angrily. One of themen was Israel Hands. I waited, then I cut the rope.
The two men on the shipstarted to fight. The pirates on the beach sat round their fire andsang. They did not see the ship moving away. In the morning I sat up and looked around. The little boat wasnot far from the island and I saw that I was quite near theHispaniola. I looked for Israel Hands and the other pirate, but Idid not see them. I moved slowly nearer and nearer to theHispaniola. Then I climbed on to the ship.
The two pirates were there, on the ship. They did not move. One of them was dead. I looked round the ship. All the cupboards were open, andeverything was dirty. There were a lot of bottles on the floor.
I found some drink and gave it to Hands. Israel Hands spoke. I can help you. So we sailed to the north of the island. The ship moved quietlythrough the water; I was happy.
The old pirate watched mecarefully. Why I should have done so I can hardly say.
At first it was mere instinct; but once I had it in my hands and found it fast, curiosity began to get the upper hand, and I determined I should have one look through the cabin window Stevenson b, p. When the morning light reveals him to be close to the drifting Hispaniola, Jim hatches a bold plan to retake the schooner: The scheme had an air of adventure that inspired me, and the thought of the water-breaker beside the fore companion doubled my growing courage Stevenson b, p.
After a violent lurch of the ship knocks the two opponents off their feet, Jim takes immediate action: 61 eSharp Special Issue: Spinning Scotland quick as thought, I sprang into the mizzen shrouds, rattled up hand over hand, and did not draw a breath till I was seated on the cross-trees [. Although Jim claims that his killing of Hands is subconscious — indeed, almost accidental — it is important to consider this assertion within the context of the book.
Two things are noteworthy here. Thus, like Supervisor Dance earlier in the novel Stevenson b, p. Thus, it is also possible that the grown Jim is uncertain of how to explain the shock caused by psychological trauma to his boyish self. With maturity comes the realisation that moral issues are not always as clear as we would like them to be, and sometimes an ethical decision involves choosing the lesser of two evils.
Even in the final version, we find, as the story progresses, that Dr. Jim, on the other hand, plays a more adventurous, romantic game, emphasizing the offensive and relying on unexpected gambits such as stealing the ship back from the pirates Hardesty et al. In other words, the tables have been turned — the boy who once hid in fear from the pirates ends up conquering them, both physically, as demonstrated by the stand-off with Hands, and psychologically. I was in the apple barrel the night we sighted land, and I heard you, John, and you, Dick Johnson, an Hands, who is now at the bottom of the sea, and told every word you said before the hour 64 eSharp Special Issue: Spinning Scotland was out.
Despite the fact that Jim does express some lingering trepidation of the pirates to Doctor Livesey in private, the very fact that this bildungsroman has progressed so far that a boy who a few months earlier hid in the bushes while pirates ransacked his home can now face them with such defiance is enormously significant.
Studies in Scottish Literature Booth, Bradford A. The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson. New Haven: Yale University Press. Chesterton, G. Robert Louis Stevenson. London: Hodder and Stoughton. Eigner, Edwin. Robert Louis Stevenson and Romantic Tradition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Hardesty, Patricia W. Here you, matey," he cried to the man who trundled the barrow; "bring up alongside and help up my chest.
I'll stay here a bit," he continued. What you mought call me? You mought call me captain. Oh, I see what you're at—there"; and he threw down three or four gold pieces on the threshold. And indeed bad as his clothes were and coarsely as he spoke, he had none of the appearance of a man who sailed before the mast, but seemed like a mate or skipper accustomed to be obeyed or to strike.
The man who came with the barrow told us the mail had set him down the morning before at the Royal George, that he had inquired what inns there were along the coast, and hearing ours well spoken of, I suppose, and described as lonely, had chosen it from the others for his place of residence. And that was all we could learn of our guest.
He was a very silent man by custom. All day he hung round the cove or upon the cliffs with a brass telescope; all evening he sat in a corner of the parlour next the fire and drank rum and water very strong.
Mostly he would not speak when spoken to, only look up sudden and fierce and blow through his nose like a fog-horn; and we and the people who came about our house soon learned to let him be. Every day when he came back from his stroll he would ask if any seafaring men had gone by along the road. At first we thought it was the want of company of his own kind that made him ask this question, but at last we began to see he was desirous to avoid them. When a seaman did put up at the Admiral Benbow as now and then some did, making by the coast road for Bristol he would look in at him through the curtained door before he entered the parlour; and he was always sure to be as silent as a mouse when any such was present.