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SouthWestZippy | 984 comments Read for Group 1--Play Book Tag
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2020 Poll Ballot Tally
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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
3 stars
I really like how this written plot so I am going to use it. Taken form Wikipedia
"An old sailor named Billy Bones comes to lodge in the rural Admiral Benbow Inn on the West English coast. He tells the innkeeper's son, Jim Hawkins, to keep a lookout for "a one-legged seafaring man." A former shipmate, Black Dog, confronts Bones and engages in a violent fight with him. After Black Dog is run off, a blind beggar named Pew visits to give Bones "the black spot" as a summons to share a map leading to buried treasure. Shortly thereafter, Bones suffers a stroke and dies. Pew and his accomplices attack the inn, but Jim and his mother save themselves while taking Bones's sea chest. Inside the chest, they find a map of an island on which the infamous pirate Captain Flint hid his treasure. Jim shows the map to the local physician Dr. Livesey and the district squire John Trelawney, and they decide to make an expedition to the island, with Jim serving as a cabin boy. They set sail on Trelawney's schooner, the Hispaniola, under Captain Smollett. Much of the crew, as it is later revealed, are pirates who served under Captain Flint, most notable of which is the ship's one-legged chef "Long John" Silver. Jim, sitting in an apple casket, overhears the conspirators' plan to mutiny after the salvage of the treasure and to assassinate the skippers."
I did not quote all of Wikipedia because it does give away to much information on what was is going to happen.
This story is both fast moving a slow which I found freshening, to me that is a well balanced book.

-----Side note. Writing reviews for classics is a pain in the butt.


message 2: by Joanne (last edited Jan 24, 2020 02:07PM) (new)

Joanne (joabroda1) | 8113 comments I was just read recently why Stevenson wrote this book. He was in Scotland at the time and he and his young son started playing pirates. As they played Stevenson started making up a story...the rest is history, as they say!


message 3: by SouthWestZippy (new)

SouthWestZippy | 984 comments Joanne wrote: "I was just read recently why Stevenson wrote this book. He was in Scotland at the time and he and his young starting playing pirates. As they played Stevenson started making up a story...the rest i..."

I read that it come from a map that Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne drew. Either way he was going something with the kids that started the idea.


message 4: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (joabroda1) | 8113 comments SouthWestZippy wrote: "Joanne wrote: "I was just read recently why Stevenson wrote this book. He was in Scotland at the time and he and his young starting playing pirates. As they played Stevenson started making up a sto..."

Yes-it was a pirates map they were drawing-you sparked my memory!


message 5: by Theresa (new)

Theresa | 7851 comments I remember reading this ... and other Stevenson... about 25 years ago and thoroughly enjoying it. But then I like adventure!


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