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This swashbuckling story of adventure follows young man Jim Hawkins as he sets out on a quest for buried treasure. Robert Louis Stevenson’s ageless classic begins when Billy Bones, an old sea captain, dies mysteriously in the Hawkins inn. Jim discovers that Billy has left behind an old treasure chest with a map indicating the location of a huge buried treasure. Jim recruits his friend Squire Trelawney to help him plan an expedition, and they set off on the Hispaniola on the hunt for treasure. Trouble soon arises, however, as the ship’s crew, including the infamous Long John Silver, decide they want the booty for themselves and plan a munity. Once they reach the island, the ship’s captain devises a plan to get the rebellious crew ashore. Things appear to be going well until Jim decides on a whim to sneak off the boat too. Afraid and disoriented on the island, he witnesses a murder and tries to remain undetected by the mutineers. In Stevenson’s tale of danger on the high seas, it becomes clear that finding the buried treasure is not nearly as important as staying alive.
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To S.L.O., an American gentleman in accordance with whose classic taste the following narrative has been designed, it is now, in return for numerous delightful hours, and with the kindest wishes, dedicated by his affectionate friend, the author.
The wiser youngsters of today:
Reviewed by lmgraham on Oct 24, 2011
Fun Adventure Story
Nice light read. Great for those who are interested in sea-faring adventures. I enjoyed this one a lot!
Reviewed by ronniemarz on Oct 12, 2009
This book was great fun for me. It reminded me of how much I enjoyed reading it as a child. I wish I had a better understanding of the language of shipmates. But all in all it was just easy, light reading that kept me interested even though I knew how it ended.
Reviewed by devonmcd on Aug 15, 2008
It was wishy washy.
The intro was nice.
The ending was horrible.
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