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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Apr 17, 09

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Read in January, 1966

I read this book when I was about 8, and for some reason I didn't like it much. I never re-read it, as I did with all my favorite books, and I recall very little about the story.

But I remember it better than some people, as I discovered when I posed what I thought was the easiest Quiz question in the world. Apparently, not everyone is sure how many men there are on a dead man's chest...
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Manny Chandra wrote: "15! I know that and I haven't read the book yet! I'm still searching for a nice illustrated (non-abridged) copy before I give it a go. I hear it's short...."

Indeed... I thought the whole world knew it was 15! That's one of the interesting things you discover with the Quiz. People just know different things...


message 2: by trivialchemy (new)

trivialchemy YO HO HO and a bottle of rum


Manny I really thought everyone knew this rhyme. When I was a kid, Lamb's Navy Rum had a poster campaign you saw everywhere, featuring this sultry woman in a swimsuit, and the tagline was "Put some YO HO HO back in your life". I mean, how would that work if people didn't know it?


message 4: by Eric_W (new)

Eric_W It's interesting. I reread this last year and it improved with age!


message 5: by C. (new)

C. I thought everyone knew that too. In primary school once we had to work out what '15 M on a DMC' stood for, and the teacher couldn't get it, which I found very surprising.


message 6: by Eric_W (new)

Eric_W I'm not sure it's really all that simple since there is some evidence that one of the dead men was a transsexual and that made classification difficult. :)


K.D. Absolutely 15 men on a dead man's chest. YO HO HO


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