By John Drake
John Silver had by no means killed a guy. formerly, his air of mystery, sheer dimension and, while all else failed, strong fists have been sufficient to dispatch his enemies. yet on a smoldering deck off the coast of Madagascar, his shipmates useless or demise throughout him, his cutlass has simply claimed the lives of six pirates. Surrounded through their revenge-thirsty crewmates, Silver fears for his lifestyles, yet then the pirate captain makes him a suggestion he can’t refuse.
On the opposite facet of the area, Joseph Flint, a naval officer wronged by way of his superiors, plots a bloody mutiny. Strikingly good-looking, remarkable yet prey to sadistic trends, Flint is thought of as the main harmful bandit at the excessive seas and destiny might have it that his direction intersects with Silver’s.
Together those gents of fortune forge a dangerous and unstoppable partnership, steerage a direction via treachery and betrayal whereas gathering large treasure. however the arrival of Selena, a gorgeous runaway slave with a murderous prior, and Flint’s schemes to safe gold for himself set off a contention that would flip comrades-in-arms into sworn enemies. And so the prequel to the loved vintage Treasure Island unfolds—an epic conflict of wits and blades that unravels the mysteries of Robert Louis Stevenson’s maximum paintings at the sweltering seas of the Caribbean.
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For, whatever his attitude towards men, Flint could stand no cruelty to animals, and undoubtedly the bird flourished under his care as never before. Soon, he and it were friends, and he went about with it riding on his shoulder, which was a great wonder to the crew. But mostly Flint's tricks were cruel, and a particular favourite of his was to offer escape from flogging to any man who would play "Flint's game" instead. " said Flint, the first time this offer was made. "I see you've been spitting tobacco juice upon my clean decks.
He was sixty-two years old. He'd been at sea fifty years. He'd learned his trade in King Billy's time, when precious gentlemen despised the service, and he knew no other way than a rough way. He'd kicked arses and knocked men down all his life, and he believed flogging was the only way to keep idle seamen to their duties. What's more, Elizabeth under Flint's hand was the tightest ship Springer had ever known. And yet… there was something about the way Lieutenant Flint went about his duties that upset Springer, and it nagged at him that he couldn't make out what it was.
Long John," said Silver. "Aye! Long John Silver, 'cos you're the tallest man among us, and one o' the best. You're a seaman to the bone, and there's not a man here that would dare to fight you. " Silver shrugged, England laughed. "It's true," said England. "So here's the case, Long John Silver. I have it in mind to make an officer of you on board of this ship. You have the natural gift of command, and more than that you know your letters and your numbers, which is as rare among seamen as balls on a eunuch!