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by Robert Louis Stevenson There is an old crippled man knocking at the Admiral Ben Bow Inn His name is Captain Billy Bones He lives in fear of a one-legged man because Billy Bones has a map in his suitcase that the one-legged man wants But Billy Bones doesnt know that the one-legged man Captain Flint died One day a blind beggar named Blind Pew comes to see Billy Bones at the Inn and gives him the Black Spot a mark of immediate death between pirate crews Billy Bones gives Jim Hawkins the owner of the Inns son a key to the suitcase before he dies Jim is fourteen years old and in very good shape Jim takes the suitcase to Dr Livesey a smart young man in his middle thirties and Squire Trelawney an old rich man who lives very lavishly and pampered They open the suitcase and find a map that belonged to Captain Flint who is the most popular dead pirate around The Doctor and Squire decide to hunt for the treasure and ask Jim to come along The squire buys a ship that they had to have built and named it the Hispaniola They hire Captain Smollert Long John Silver the cook and the rest of the boats crew to sail the ship The ship sets off from England for an island in the Caribbean The night before they get to the island Jim overhears Silver and a few of the other ship hands talking about taking over the Hispaniola to find the map Jim gave the information back to the Doctor Squire and the Captain Captain Smollert sends the crew to the island the next morning and Jim decides to go too When Jim gets to the island he meets Ben Gunn Ben has been stranded on the island for three years Ben tells Jim about a boat that Ben made incase he needed it When Dr Livesey Squire Trelawney
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