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Treasure Island


Published in 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is a rollicking tale of buccaneers, buried treasures, and adventure on the high seas--a legacy that inspired modern movies like the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. It's the storyof Jim Hawkins, the young son of the owners of the Admiral Benbow Inn. An old drunken seaman named Billy Bones arrives and becomes a long-term boarder at the inn, clearly in hiding. Bones confesses that he was once the mate of a notorious late pirate, Captain Flint, and that his old crew mates want Bones' sea chest. The pirates attack the inn to retrieve the chest, Jim makes off with a mysterious oil-skin pouch from the chest, which he shows to Dr. Livesey. He, Squire Trelawney and Jim Hawkins commission a sailing vessel to sail the high seas, armed with a detailed map of an island with the location of Flint's buried treasure. High sea adventures earn Jim his sea legs, and then some.

Part One: The Old Buccaneer - Chapter 1: The Old Sea-dog at the Admiral Benbow

Part One: The Old Buccaneer - Chapter 2: Black Dog Appears and Disappears

Part One: The Old Buccaneer - Chapter 3: The Black Spot

Part One: The Old Buccaneer - Chapter 4: The Sea-chest

Part One: The Old Buccaneer - Chapter 5: The Last of the Blind Man

Part One: The Old Buccaneer - Chapter 6: The Captain's Papers

Part Two: The Sea-cook - Chapter 7: I Go to Bristol

Part Two: The Sea-cook - Chapter 8: At the Sign of the Spy-glass

Part Two: The Sea-cook - Chapter 9: Powder and Arms

Part Two: The Sea-cook - Chapter 10: The Voyage

Part Two: The Sea-cook - Chapter 11: What I Heard in the Apple Barrel

Part Two: The Sea-cook - Chapter 12: Council of War

Part Three: My Shore Adventure - Chapter 13: How My Shore Adventure Began

Part Three: My Shore Adventure - Chapter 14: The First Blow

Part Three: My Shore Adventure - Chapter 15: The Man of the Island

Part Four: The Stockade - Chapter 16: Narrative Continued by the Doctor: How the Ship Was Abandoned

Part Four: The Stockade - Chapter 17: Narrative Continued by the Doctor: The Jolly-boat's Last Trip

Part Four: The Stockade - Chapter 18: Narrative Continued by the Doctor: End of the First Day's Fighting

Part Four: The Stockade - Chapter 19: Narrative Resumed by Jim Hawkins: The Garrison in the Stockade

Part Four: The Stockade - Chapter 20: Silver's Embassy

Part Four: The Stockade - Chapter 21: The Attack

Part Five: My Sea Adventure - Chapter 22: How My Sea Adventure Began

Part Five: My Sea Adventure - Chapter 23: The Ebb-tide Runs

Part Five: My Sea Adventure - Chapter 24: The Cruise of the Coracle

Part Five: My Sea Adventure - Chapter 25: I Strike the Jolly Roger

Part Five: My Sea Adventure - Chapter 26: Israel Hands

Part Five: My Sea Adventure - Chapter 27: "Pieces of Eight"

Part Six: Captain Silver - Chapter 28: In the Enemy's Camp

Part Six: Captain Silver - Chapter 29: The Black Spot Again

Part Six: Captain Silver - Chapter 30: On Parole

Part Six: Captain Silver - Chapter 31: The Treasure-hunt--Flint's Pointer

Part Six: Captain Silver - Chapter 32: The Treasure-hunt--The Voice Among the Trees

Part Six: Captain Silver - Chapter 33: The Fall of a Chieftain

Part Six: Captain Silver - Chapter 34: And Last

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