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Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 was born into afamily of Scottish lighthouse engineers Because he sufferedfrom tuberculosis as a child his education was somewhatneglected However he did study engineering and later becamea lawyer--both to please his parents--but what he really wantedto do was write He never practiced law but rather worked atestablishing himself in print It took several years before hiswork was recognized He wrote Treasure Island while receivingmedical treatment in Davos Switzerland He later spent sometime in America and eventually moved to Samoa where he died Treasure Island is a story about a young man named Jim that has been asked to write down the whole particulars aboutTreasure Islandfrom the beginning to the endkeepingnothing back but the bearings of Treasure island Jim livedwith his parents at the Admiral Benbow it was an inn and aold pirate by the name of Billy Bones stayed there he wasmean and grouchy One day he died and when Jim and hismom went to his room to collect his stuff and get their moneythey found a map with all his things Jim told Dr Livesey and Mr Trelawney went and acquiredthem a ship by the name of the Hispanolia Mr Trelawneyput a crew together with the help of Long John Silver who wasa cook When they got them all together they set sail to findthe treasure In the beginning everybody did just like theywere supposed o They all did their chores with outcomplaining Jim helped out a lot and Long John seemed toOne day when Jim went to get an apple out of the applebarrel he heard Long John Silver and another shipmatetalking about what they were going to do when they got to theisland that the treasure was on They were going to take overand keep the treasure for themselves When Jim heard it heran and told Dr Livesay and Mr Trelawney Now that theywere warned they tried to get all the one that were on theirside
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