By Robert Louis Stevenson
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And, of course, this was exactly what he was doing. I could not imagine how Silver could keep his men from rising up against him. But he was twice the man they were, and he had gotten the treasure map for them. Dr. Livesey walked outside the stockade fence. Long John Silver took me to him. “Jim Hawkins here will tell you how I saved his life,” he said. ” Then he left us alone. Dr. Livesey turned to me. He said sadly, “Well, Jim, you didn’t dare run off when Captain Smollett was well.
Either the crew would find me and kill me, or I would starve. 30 On Treasure Island • 4 I ran on until I was at the foot of a little hill. Here I saw something dark and shaggy leaping from behind the trunk of a tree! I turned and ran, but, moving very quickly, it cut me off. Seeing that the thing was a man, I was very frightened. Then I remembered I had a pistol. I walked closer and saw he was a white man, like myself. His skin was burnt dark by the sun. His clothes were rags, held together with buttons and bits of stick.
The mutineers had the house and food! I could only guess that my friends were dead. Long John Silver sat down and began to fill his pipe. “So, here’s Jim Hawkins who’s dropped in,” he said. “Since you’re here, I’ll give you a piece of my mind. I’ve always liked you, Jim. You’re a lad of spirit. 57 TREASURE ISLAND I always wanted you to join up with me, and now you’ll have to. ” So far so good. I only believed about half of what Long John Silver said. But at least my friends were still alive. ” “All right,” he said.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson