Treasure Island (Google eBook)

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Roberts Brothers, 1883 - 292 pages
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Page 2 - Fifteen men on the dead man's chest Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum ! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum ! We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight.
Page 2 - I remember him as if it were yesterday, as he came plodding to the inn door, his seachest following behind him in a hand-barrow; a tall, strong, heavy, nutbrown man; his tarry pigtail falling over the shoulders of his soiled blue coat; his hands ragged and scarred, with black, broken nails; and the sabre cut across one cheek, a dirty, livid white.
Page 34 - I had heard in the silent, frosty air, a sound that brought my heart into my mouth the tap-tapping of the blind man's stick upon the frozen road. It drew nearer and nearer, while we sat holding our breath. Then it struck sharp on the inn door, and then we could hear the handle being turned, and the bolt rattling as the wretched being tried to enter; and then there was a long time f silence both within and without. At last the tapping re-commenced, and, to OUT indescribable joy and gratitude,...
Page 25 - I was so much startled that I struggled to withdraw; but the blind man pulled me close up to him with a single action of his arm. 'Now, boy,' he said, 'take me in to the captain.' 'Sir,' said I, 'upon my word I dare not.
Page 108 - ... rather, I suppose the truth was this, that all hands were disaffected by the example of the ringleaders only some more, some less ; and a few, being good fellows in the main, could neither be led nor driven any further. It is one thing to be idle and skulk, and quite another to take a ship a ad murder a number of innocent men.
Page 5 - Nor would he allow anyone to leave the inn till he had drunk himself sleepy and reeled off to bed. His stories were what frightened people worst of all. Dreadful stories they were about hanging, and walking the plank, and storms at sea, and the Dry Tortugas, and wild deeds and places on the Spanish Main. By his own account he must have lived his life among some of the wickedest men that God ever allowed upon the sea, and the language in which he told these stories shocked our plain country people...
Page 102 - THE appearance of the island when I came on deck next morning was altogether changed. Although the breeze had now utterly failed, we had made a great deal of way during the night, and were now lying becalmed about half a mile to the south-east of the low eastern coast.
Page 50 - The record lasted over nearly twenty years, the amount of the separate entries growing larger as time went on, and at the end a grand total had been made out after five or six wrong additions, and these words appended, "Bones, his pile.

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