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By Andrew Motion
A rip-roaring sequel to Treasure Island—Robert Louis Stevenson’s cherished classic—about younger pals and their high-seas experience with risky pirates and long-lost treasure.
it really is nearly 40 years after the occasions of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island: Jim Hawkins now runs an lodge known as the Hispaniola at the English coast along with his son, Jim, and lengthy John Silver has lower back to England to dwell in obscurity together with his daughter, Natty. Their lives are quiet and unremarkable; their adventures have likely ended.
yet for Jim and Natty, the journey is simply starting. One evening, Natty ways younger Jim with a proposition: go back to Treasure Island and locate the remainder treasure that their fathers left at the back of such a lot of years prior to. As Jim and Natty set sail of their fathers' footsteps, they speedy research that this trip are not easy. instantly, they arrive up opposed to murderous pirates, long-held grudges, and greed and deception lurking in each nook. And after they arrive on Treasure Island, they locate poor scenes anticipating them—difficulties which require all their wit in addition to their courage. Nor does the journey finish there, on account that they must sail homeward again...
Andrew Motion’s sequel—rollicking, heartfelt, and totally brilliant—would make Robert Louis Stevenson proud.
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But to inform the reality, the voices of the marsh, and of the river specifically, have been by no means totally something or the opposite; they have been a mix of sounds, pitched among sighing and laughter, as if they'd by no means determined whether or not they intended to exhibit sorrow or pleasure. Perverse because it could seem, this is often what I in particular enjoyed in regards to the position; it used to be consistently in minds. the image i've got already painted of my father will make him look undemanding by way of comparison—and so he was once in sure respects. In others he was once as contradictory because the panorama that surrounded him. I shall now express why, from the start. My father’s personal father had additionally been an innkeeper—of the Admiral Benbow within the West nation, round the coast from Bristol. right here he died young—whereupon my father came upon himself before everything of the good event that it's been my destiny to proceed. This experience all started with the unexpected arrival on the Benbow of Billy Bones, a battered outdated salt who as soon as upon a time have been the 1st mate of the infamous buccaneer Captain Flint, and whose sole ownership used to be a fair extra knocked-about sea chest. For every week or , the presence of this rascal prompted no nice hassle on the Benbow—until the looks of a moment stranger, a faded, tallowy creature who, regardless of his ghostly countenance, glided by the identify of Black Dog—and quickly after him a blind guy named Pew, whose influence used to be so stunning that bad Bones fell lifeless nearly the moment he observed him. To be specific, Pew tipped him the Black Spot; a guy can't lengthy live to tell the tale, as soon as he has acquired that deadly signal. There quickly a complete background of dramatic episodes: an attack at the hotel by way of pirates; a extraordinary get away; the invention of an historic map; a perusal of the map; the knowledge that treasure have been left by way of Captain Flint on a undeniable island; an day trip deliberate in Bristol and introduced to recuperate acknowledged treasure; the treachery of the workforce, and particularly of a smooth-talking rogue named John Silver, who got here ornamented with a parrot in repayment for lacking a leg; a truly harmful and exciting sojourn at the island; the invention of a few components of the treasure; and a next go back to England and security. i've got pointed out all this in precis, omitting the names of many of the crucial characters or even a few components of the journey itself, for the real cause that i've got heard it advised such a lot of enormous quantities of occasions by means of my father, i can't endure to jot down it down at better size. Even the main celebrated tales on the earth, together with possibly that of Our Lord himself, weary with the retelling. i'll purely upload, within the curiosity of illuminating what follows, that shut consciousness might be paid to the word a few elements of the treasure, with a view to motivate the concept convinced different components of it have been left undisturbed. i'm going to additionally indicate that once my father ultimately surrender the island, 3 specifically challenging individuals of the crew—whom my father referred to as maroons—were left at the back of to fulfill no matter what destiny they could locate.