Treasure Island, Read the Virtual Book. Summary. Treasure Island tells of Jim Hawkin's boyhood adventure on a quest for buried treasure. The story. Treasure Island-Robert Louis Stevenson. Part One. The Old Buccaneer. 2. Chapter I - The Old Sea-dog at the 'Admiral Benbow'. 2. Chapter II - Black Dog. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Book Cover.
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It is set in the days of sailing ships and pirates and tells of the adventures of Jim Hawkins and his search for the buried treasure of an evil pirate, Captain Flint. A mysterious stranger called Billy Bones, who rents a room at the inn, warns Jim to keep a look out for a 'one legged man'. One day, Billy is visited by a beggar called 'Blind Pew' who gives him the 'black spot' which is the mark of imminent death among pirate crews. After Blind Pew leaves, Billy collapses and dies. Jim finds a map in Billy's sea chest just before Blind Pew returns with a band of evil pirates. Jim and his mother quickly hide before the pirates ransack the Inn looking for the map.
Read the Virtual Book. A wild seaman, Billy Bones, comes to stay, bringing with him a large sea chest. He frightens the locals by getting raucously drunk and singing the sea chanty:.
One day, the pirate Black Dog comes to the inn and fights with Bones. Wounded, Black Dog retreats and Bones collapses. While the house is in mourning, a frightening and evil pirate Blind Pew, delivers the Black Spot to Bones. The Black Spot, a summons which tells Bones he has until 10PM to tell the pirates where the treasure is, shocks Bones so badly that he dies of apoplexy. Terrified that the pirates will descend at any moment, Jim tells his mother everything.
They seek assistance from their neighbours who are too frightened to do any more than send for the revenue officers. Jim finds a packet of documents and takes it.
He and his mother hide and watch the pirates ransack the inn. At last, the pirates are chased away by revenue officers on horseback, who accidentally trample Pew to death. Jim asks the officers to take him to Dr Livesey, who is visiting Squire Trelawney.
Thrilled by the possibility of adventure and buried gold, the Squire commissions a ship, the Hispaniola. Jim bids farewell to his mother and arrives in Bristol, where the ship is docked. The Squire has meanwhile hired a cook for the voyage, Long John Silver, who has chosen most of the rest of the crew.
Silver is a charming but morally ambiguous character who switches allegiance whenever it suits him. Jim carries a message to Silver, only to find that Black Dog is also in the same tavern! Just before the journey begins, the upright and serious Captain Smollett warns the Squire and Livesey that he does not trust the crew. They all know it is a treasure-seeking voyage, although this is meant to be a secret.
During most of the voyage, his fears seem unfounded and the crew seems to be happy and efficient. One day, however, Jim overhears Silver convincing a man to turn traitor: Jim sneaks ashore and hears in the distance one of the honest men being slain at the hands of the pirates. He also sees Silver murder a man who he was unable to convince to join his mutiny.
Terrified that he will be next, Jim runs into the woods. Gunn reveals that Flint had buried the treasure on the island with the help of six men, whom he had then killed.
Gunn had returned to the island with a group of others three years before. Gunn, who is affable but slightly mad from his long solitude, has sought the treasure ever since.
He now offers to help Jim and his friends if they will give him a passage off the island. Jim returns with his news about Gunn and finds a battle has already depleted their numbers. In the process, Jim finds something wrapped in oil cloth that he feels he should give to Livesey for safe keeping.
They discover Bill is better known as Billy Bones. Jim and his mother run to a neighboring village for help. Law enforcers accidentally run down the blind man who was the leader of the enemy gang.
He dies, and the rest of the buccaneers run away. Jim is finally able to deliver the oil cloth to Livesey, who is smoking near a fire with his comrade, Squire Trelawney.
The men unwrap the package and discover a treasure map. Livesey and Trelawney decide to secure a ship and crew to hunt for the treasure. They invite Jim along. The boy is thrilled to join such a grand adventure. Trelawney makes preparations for the journey. He writes to tell the others about their ship, the Hispaniola.
He has met a stranger named Long John Silver on the docks. The man will be their cook and has also helped him assemble a crew. When Jim learns Silver has only one leg, he is reminded of the man Billy Bones feared most.
As they prepare to leave, their hired captain confesses he feels uneasy about this crew.
The voyage begins well, but the mate continues to show up for his work drunk. Jim falls asleep in an apple barrel on deck one night. He awakens to overhear a conversation between Silver and some other crewmen. The men want to get rid of Trelawney, Livesey and the captain as soon as possible so they can return to their rum-swigging ways.
Silver urges them to be patient. The men spot land, which Silver says is Skeleton Island. The concerned men urge Jim to keep his ears open while they determine what to do. As the crew prepares to go ashore, Livesey and Trelawney secretly give loaded guns to all the men they trust. Jim sneaks ashore on one of the boats and is able to overhear more discussion between Silver and his men. He also sees Silver kill two crewmen. Silver gives a signal, calling in more of his pirates, and Jim runs off for fear of being discovered.
Jim runs into a ragged man named Ben Gunn, whose shipmates marooned him on the island three years earlier. Ben says he has found the treasure of Captain Flint, for whom Billy Bones was mate. Ben urges Jim to make a bargain with Trelawney on his behalf. Ben will help stop the impending mutiny and surrender the treasure if Trelawney will pay him and give him passage home.