Treasure Island

  • part i: The Old Buccaneer - Chapter 1 The Old Sea Dog at the “Admiral Benbow”

  • Jim

    Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and the other gen­tlemen having asked me to write down the whole story about Treasure Island, keeping nothing back but the bearings, because there is still treasure there, I take up my pen in the year 17______, and go back to the time when my father kept the

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  • “Admiral Benbow” inn, and the old seaman with the sabre cut across his cheek first lodged under our roof.

  • I remember him plodding to the inn door, bringing his sea chest behind him, a tall, strong, heavy, nut-brown man, his hands scarred, with black, broken nails.

  • He looked round, whistled to himself, and then broke into that old sea song he sang so often afterwards:

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    Captain

    “Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest – Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

  • Jim

    Then he rapped on the door with a stick, and when my father appeared, called roughly for a glass of rum.

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  • He drank it slowly, looking out at the cliffs and at our sign.

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    Father

    “This is a handy cove,”

  • Jim

    says he.

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    Captain

    “Much company, mate?”

  • Jim

    Father told him no, very little.

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    Captain

    “Well, then,”

  • Jim

    said he,

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    Captain

    “this is the berth for me.

  • I’ll stay here a bit.

  • I’m a plain man,”

  • he continued,

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    Captain

    “rum and bacon and eggs is what I want, and a place to watch ships.

  • You can call me Captain.”