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also hunting for Captain Flint?s treasure. Generally he is not to be trusted. He is a clever, sneaky and dastardly villain who is feared by all. He escapes at the end of the book with some of the treasure and is never seen again. Captain Smollett is a sharp looking man who seemed angry with everything on board. His role is the story is a fine, upstanding gentleman and an excellent captain. He is immediately suspicious of his motley crew, but taken in by Long John Silver. He proves to be very brave and eventually retires on the money made from the treasure. The sun burned Ben Gunn?s skin wherever it was exposed. His lips were black and his fair eyes looked quite startling in such a dark face. Of all the beggar-men that I have saw in this story he was the chief for raggedness. He

was clothed with tatters of old ships? canvas and old sea cloth. This extraordinary patchwork was all held together by a system of the most various and incongruous fastenings, brass bottons, bits of stick, and loops of tarry gaskin. All around his waist he wore an old brass-buckled leather belt which was the one thing solid in his whole hidden supplies. His role is a stranded on the island for three years and is also a reformed pirate. He helps Jim and the others overcome the pirates and take the treasure home. Once home he manages to spend all his money in three days and becomes a porter for the rest of his life. The plot of the story is something like this: In the beginning the story begins at Jim?s parent?s Inn. A mysterious stranger called Billy Bones Rents a room at he inn.

Billy lives in fear of an one-legged man and continually warns Jim to keep a look out for him. One day he is visited by a fearful blind beggar called Blind Pew who gives him the Black Spot ?the mark of imminent death among pirate crews. After Blind Pew leaves Billy collapses on dies of ?Thundering Apoplexy.? Jim finds a map in Billy?s sea chest just before Blind Pew returns with a band of evil pirates. Jim and his mother only just have time to hide before the pirates start to ransack the Inn looking for the map. Suddenly soldiers arrive and the pirates escape except for Blind Pew who is accidentally trampled to death by the soldier?s horses. Jim takes the map to Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey who realize it is a treasure map that Captain Flint- and evil and infamous dead

pirate-buried his ill gotten gains. The Squire and the Doctor decided to go and find the treasure and invite Jim to come along. In a few weeks the Squire has bought a ship called the Hispaniola and has hired a good crew headed by the admirable Captain Smollett. The cook is an one-legged man called Long John Silver whom everyone who admires. The ship sets sail and Captain Smollett immediately begins to have doubts about the trustworthiness of this crew- but no trouble develops. However, the night before they reach Treasure Island Jim over hears Silver and other members of the crew plotting to kill them all. He realizes that Silver and most of the crew are actually pirates and were once members of Captain?s Flint?s crew. Jim warns the doctor, Squire and the Captain about the evil

plans that are afoot. The Captain sends most of the pirates ashore as a reward for arriving at the island. Jim decides at the last moment to go ashore with them and once ashore hide in the woods that cover the island. While hiding he comes across Ben Gunn an ex-pirate who was marooned on the island three years ago bye his crew mates. Ben has renounced piracy and promises to help Jim and his friends. Meanwhile, the Captain and the others have abandoned the Hispaniola and taken refuge in an old stockade on the island. The pirates quickly realize that their plans have been discovered and then attack Captain and the others in an attempt to get the treasure map. However, for the time being the Captain and co. are safe in the stockade. Jim splits, then manages to sneak into the

stockade and is reunited with his friends. They spend an uneasy night in the stockade and the next morning Silver approaches waving a flag of truce. Silver offers their lives in exchange for the treasure map; the Captain refuses and soon another gun fight starts. The stockade is attacked by the pirates, but are fought off, though they are men killed on both sides. Captain Smollett is also injured. Jim decides to escape from the stockade and sneaks off without telling the others. He finds a boat that Ben Gun had told him he had hidden and sails out to the Hispaniola and cuts its morning ropes. He falls asleep in the boat exhausted. In the mooring he only just manages to escape from drowning, as the sea has become very rough. Luckily he spots the drifting Hispaniola and manages to