Treasure Island

Jim Hawkins Character Analysis

The protagonist of Treasure Island is a boy whose family owns the Admiral Benbow inn, presumably somewhere in Scotland. Jim is used to having a certain amount of responsibility at the inn, where he helps out his father and mother, but he’s still not quite prepared for the adventures that await him on board the Hispaniola. Jim, however, is naturally clever and quick-witted: he is able to think fast and hide from danger when he needs to, such as from the pirates on the road or in the apple barrel on the ship deck. At the same time, Jim has a streak of the rebel’s attitude and finds it difficult to always accept authority—even if he tends to feel guilty about breaking the rules later on. Robert Louis Stevenson portrays Jim as a special but not superhuman boy: he cries when he becomes overwhelmed, for instance, and must deal with the fear and confusion that arise from his adventures. As an adventure story “for boys,” Treasure Island creates a main character who is relatable but also, when thrown into exciting, extraordinary conditions, proves himself worthy of them.

Jim Hawkins Quotes in Treasure Island

The Treasure Island quotes below are all either spoken by Jim Hawkins or refer to Jim Hawkins. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Classics edition of Treasure Island published in 1999.
Chapter 3 Quotes

Now, if I can't get away nohow, and they tip me the black spot, mind you, it's my old sea-chest they're after; you get on a horse—you can, can't you? Well, then, you get on a horse, and go to-well, yes, I will!—to that eternal Doctor swab, and tell him to pipe all hands—magistrates and sich—and he'll lay'em aboard at the 'Admiral Benbow'—all old Flint's crew, man and boy, all on 'em that's left. I was first mate, I was, old Flint's first mate, and I'm the on'y one as knows the place. He gave it me at Savannah, when he lay a-dying, like as if I was to now, you see.

Related Characters: Billy Bones (“the captain”) (speaker), Jim Hawkins, Doctor Livesey, Captain Flint
Related Symbols: The Black Spot
Page Number: 16
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Chapter 6 Quotes

The doctor opened the seals with great care, and there fell out the map of an island, with latitude and longitude, soundings, names of hills, and bays and inlets, and every particular that would be needed to bring a ship to a safe anchorage upon its shores. It was about nine miles long and five across, shaped, you might say, like a fat dragon standing up, and had two fine landlocked harbours, and a hill in the centre part marked "The Spy-glass." There were several additions of a later date; but, above all, three crosses of red ink-two on the north part of the island, one in the south-west, and, beside this last, in the same red ink, and in a small, neat hand, very different from the captain's tottery characters, these words: “Bulk of treasure here.”

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Doctor Livesey
Related Symbols: The Map of Treasure
Page Number: 33
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Chapter 8 Quotes

Now, to tell you the truth, from the very first mention of Long John in Squire Trelawney’s letter, I had taken a fear in my mind that he might prove to be the very one-legged sailor whom I had watched for so long at the old “Benbow.” But one look at the man before me was enough. I had seen the captain, and Black Dog, and the blind man Pew, and I thought I knew what a buccaneer was like—a very different creature, according to me, from this clean and pleasant-tempered landlord.

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Long John Silver, Billy Bones (“the captain”), Pew, Black Dog
Page Number: 42
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Chapter 10 Quotes

All the crew respected and even obeyed him. He had a way of talking to each, and doing everybody some particular service. To me he was unweariedly kind; and always glad to see me in the galley, which he kept as clean as a new pin; the dishes hanging up burnished, and his parrot in a cage in one corner.
“Come away, Hawkins,” he would say; “come and have a yarn with John. Nobody more welcome than yourself, my son. Sit you down and hear the news.”

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Long John Silver (speaker)
Page Number: 54
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Chapter 12 Quotes

“Hawkins, I put prodigious faith in you,” added the squire.
I began to feel pretty desperate at this, for I felt altogether helpless; and yet, by an odd train of circumstances, it was indeed through me that safety came. In the meantime, talk as we pleased, there were only seven out of the twenty-six on whom we knew we could rely; and out of these seven one was a boy, so that the grown men on our side were six to their nineteen.

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Squire Trelawney (speaker)
Page Number: 66
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Chapter 13 Quotes

Then it was that there came into my head the first of the mad notions that contributed so much to save our lives. If six men were left by Silver, it was plain our party could not take and fight the ship; and since only six were left, it was equally plain that the cabin party had no present need of my assistance. It occurred to me at once to go ashore. In a jiffy I had slipped over the side, and curled up in the fore-sheets of the nearest boat, and almost at the same time she shoved off.

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Long John Silver
Page Number: 72
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Chapter 14 Quotes

I now felt for the first time the joy of exploration. The isle was uninhabited; my shipmates I had left behind, and nothing lived in front of me but dumb brutes and fowls. I turned hither and thither among the trees. Here and there were flowering plants, unknown to me; here and there I saw snakes, and one raised his head from a ledge of rock and hissed at me with a noise not unlike the spinning of a top.

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker)
Page Number: 74
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Chapter 22 Quotes

As for the scheme I had in my head, it was not a bad one in itself. I was to go down the sandy spit that divides the anchorage on the east from the open sea, find the white rock I had observed last evening, and ascertain whether it was there or not that Ben Gunn had hidden his boat; a thing quite worth doing, as I still believe. But as I was certain I should not be allowed to leave the enclosure, my only plan was to take French leave, and slip out when nobody was watching; and that was so bad a way of doing it as made the thing itself wrong. But I was only a boy, and I had made my mind up.

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Ben Gunn
Page Number: 118-119
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Chapter 25 Quotes

I was greatly elated with my new command, and pleased with bright, sunshiny weather and these different prospects of the coast. I had now plenty of water and good things to eat, and my conscience, which had smitten me hard for my desertion, was quieted by the great conquest I had made. I should, I think, have had nothing left me to desire but for the eyes of the coxswain as they followed me derisively about the deck, and the odd smile that appeared continually on his face. It was a smile that had in it something both of pain and weakness—a haggard, old man’s smile; but there was, besides that, a grain of derision, a shadow of treachery in his expression as he craftily watched, and watched, and watched me at my work.

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Israel Hands
Page Number: 134-135
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Chapter 26 Quotes

“This here’s an unlucky ship—this Hispaniola, Jim,” he went on, blinking. “There’s a power of men been killed in this Hispaniola—a sight o’ poor seamen dead and gone since you and me took ship to Bristol. I never seen sich dirty luck, not I.”

Related Characters: Israel Hands (speaker), Jim Hawkins
Page Number: 136
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Israel could move about; he was now armed; and if he had been at so much trouble to get rid of me, it was plain that I was meant to be the victim.
[…]
Yet I felt sure that I could trust him in one point, since in that our interests jumped together, and that was in the disposition of the schooner. We both desired to have her stranded safe enough, in a sheltered place, and so that, when the time came, she could be got off again with as little labour and danger as might be; and until that was done I considered that my life would certainly be spared.

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Israel Hands
Page Number: 137-138
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Chapter 28 Quotes

“I was in the apple barrel the night we sighted land, and I heard you, John, and you, Dick Johnson, and Hands, who is now at the bottom of the sea, and told every word you said before the hour was out. And as for the schooner, it was I who cut her cable, and it was I that killed the men you had aboard of her, and it was I who brought her where you’ll never see her more, not one of you. The laugh’s on my side; I’ve had the top of the business from the first; I no more fear you than I fear a fly. Kill me, if you please, or spare me.”

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Long John Silver, Israel Hands, Dick
Page Number: 153-154
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“Understand me, Jim,” he said, returning. “I’ve a head on my shoulders, I have. I’m on squire’s side now. I know you’ve got that ship safe somewhere. How you done it, I don’t know, but safe it is. I guess Hands and O’Brien turned soft. I never much believed in any of them. Now you mark me. I ask no questions, nor I won’t let others. I know when a game’s up, I do: and I know a lad that’s staunch. Ah, you that’s young—you and me might have done a power of good together!”

Related Characters: Long John Silver (speaker), Jim Hawkins
Page Number: 156-157
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Chapter 30 Quotes

“There is a kind of fate in this,” he observed, when I had done. “Every step, it’s you that saves our lives; and do you suppose by any chance that we are going to let you lose yours? That would be a poor return, my boy. You found out the plot; you found Ben Gunn—the best deed that ever you did, or will do, though you live to ninety.”

Related Characters: Doctor Livesey (speaker), Jim Hawkins, Ben Gunn
Page Number: 168
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Chapter 31 Quotes

Should the scheme he had now sketched prove feasible, Silver, already doubly a traitor, would not hesitate to adopt it. He had still a foot in either camp, and there was no doubt he would prefer wealth and freedom with the pirates to a bare escape from hanging, which was the best he had to hope on our side.

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Long John Silver
Page Number: 171
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Chapter 33 Quotes

In a far corner, only duskily flickered over by the blaze, I beheld great heaps of coin and quadrilaterals built of bars of gold. That was Flint’s treasure that we had come so far to seek, and that had cost already the lives of seventeen men from the Hispaniola. How many had it cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Captain Flint
Page Number: 185
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Chapter 34 Quotes

Of Silver we have heard no more. That formidable seafaring man with one leg has at last gone clean out of my life; but I daresay he met his old negress, and perhaps still lives in comfort with her and Captain Flint. It is to be hoped so, I suppose, for his chances of comfort in another world are very small.

Related Characters: Jim Hawkins (speaker), Long John Silver, Captain Flint (parrot)
Page Number: 190
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Jim Hawkins Character Timeline in Treasure Island

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Chapter 1. The Old Sea Dog at the “Admiral Benbow”
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The narrator, Jim Hawkins, has been asked by a few men, including Squire Trelawney and Dr. Livesey, to... (full context)
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...song,” ending “Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!” He drinks lots of rum, and tells Jim’s father to call him captain, but doesn’t share details about himself, only asking each day... (full context)
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Jim is not as afraid of the captain as others: he sees how often the captain... (full context)
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For months the captain stays, eventually no longer paying: when Jim’s father asks for payment, he roars and scares him away. Jim’s father’s health begins to... (full context)
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One day Dr. Livesey stays for a drink after checking on Jim’s father, and grows annoyed at the captain’s sailor songs about a “dead man’s chest.” He... (full context)
Chapter 2. Black Dog Appears and Disappears
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One cold January morning, Jim is setting the breakfast table when the door opens and a pale man, two fingers... (full context)
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The stranger makes Jim hide with him behind the door, which makes Jim uncomfortable, though he’s not sure what... (full context)
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Though Jim tries his best to eavesdrop, he can’t hear the two: finally he hears the captain... (full context)
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The captain asks Jim for rum, but soon falls to the floor, his face ashen. Jim’s mother races downstairs... (full context)
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...the dangers of drinking rum, and once they get the captain to bed, he tells Jim that another stroke would kill the man. (full context)
Chapter 3. The Black Spot
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Jim goes to check on the captain, who tells him how grateful he is for the... (full context)
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...rum in one swallow, then tries to get up but falls back down. He tells Jim that Black Dog was after his old sea chest. The captain says that if he... (full context)
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That evening, Jim’s father dies suddenly, so Jim doesn’t have time to think about the captain. The captain... (full context)
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...with an eye patch comes up the road, calling out and asking where he is. Jim says he’s at the Admiral Benbow in Black Hill Cove, and leads him inside, before... (full context)
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...moment, and then falls to the floor, dead of apoplexy (internal bleeding from another stroke). Jim bursts into tears, even though he had always found the captain disturbing. (full context)
Chapter 4. The Sea-Chest
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Jim tells his mother everything he knows, and they realize that the blind man and Black... (full context)
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...Admiral Benbow to help: the name of Captain Flint terrifies many of them, and cowardice, Jim realizes, is infectious. But Jim’s mother makes a speech vowing to get back the money... (full context)
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Jim and his mother return, still frightened, and enter the parlor with the dead captain still... (full context)
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Jim feels through the captain’s pockets and finally finds a key hanging around his neck. Jim... (full context)
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Jim then starts to hear the tapping of a blind man’s stick, and he begs his... (full context)
Chapter 5. The Last of the Blind Man
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Curious even while afraid, Jim peers out from the bank to see seven or eight men racing towards the Admiral... (full context)
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Jim springs up and goes to the riders, who have halted, realizing Pew is dead. They... (full context)
Chapter 6. The Captain’s Papers
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Mr. Dance and Jim arrive to Dr. Livesey’s house, where Squire Trelawney, a tall, rough-faced man, is also sitting... (full context)
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Jim isn’t sure what all the fuss is about, but the squire and doctor are thrilled.... (full context)
Chapter 7. I Go to Bristol
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Jim stays at the doctor’s residence under the charge of the gamekeeper, Redruth, while preparations are... (full context)
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In March, Jim and Redruth receive a letter from the squire saying that the ship is ready, and... (full context)
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The next morning Redruth and Jim head back to the inn so that Jim can spend one final night with his... (full context)
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The next morning Jim and Redruth travel to Bristol and walk to the port, where Jim revels in the... (full context)
Chapter 8. At the Sign of the “Spy-glass”
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After breakfast, the squire gives Jim a note addressed to Long John Silver and sends him to the tavern, which is... (full context)
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As Jim approaches, Long John Silver sees the letter, gives a slight start, and then loudly greets... (full context)
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Silver tells Jim that the man used to come to his tavern with a blind beggar: Jim says... (full context)
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Silver declares that he and Jim will get along well. They walk through the quays together, and Silver explains the ins... (full context)
Chapter 9. Powder and Arms
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...treasure chest’s location is marked. The squire cries that he never told anyone about this: Jim knows that he is a blabber, and yet in this case still believes him. In... (full context)
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Jim is pleased with the ship’s new arrangement, following Smollett’s requests, which will allow him a... (full context)
Chapter 10. The Voyage
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It’s late at night and Jim is tired, but he doesn’t want to leave the deck since he’s fascinated by everything... (full context)
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...duties in place of Mr. Arrow. Hands is a confidant of Silver, and shares with Jim that Silver once used to be able to fight four men singlehandedly, before he lost... (full context)
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Silver himself treats Jim kindly, often welcoming him into the galley with his parrot, whom he’s named Captain Flint... (full context)
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...for anyone who’d like one. The captain disapproves of spoiling the crew this way, but Jim notes that it was this apple barrel that ended up saving all their lives. (full context)
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Jim explains that on the last night before reaching land, he decides to grab an apple.... (full context)
Chapter 11. What I Heard in the Apple Barrel
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...But Silver tells the youngest hand that he is smart and worth talking to frankly. Jim is appalled that Silver is flattering the boy in exactly the same way Silver had... (full context)
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Jim has realized that “gentleman of fortune” means simply a pirate, and that he’s witnessing perhaps... (full context)
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...later. He claims Trelawney for himself. Then he asks the young sailor for an apple. Jim is terrified he’ll be discovered, but immediately Hands suggests they drink rum instead. (full context)
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Jim also hears Hands whisper to Silver that a few crewmen still haven’t been brought over... (full context)
Chapter 12. Council of War
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In the madness following the announcement of land, Jim slips out of the barrel and reappears on deck, joining the others and listening to... (full context)
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Jim begins to feel terrified at the sight of Silver, even though he recognizes that Silver... (full context)
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Soon Jim is sent for and finds the squire, captain, and doctor in the cabin. He relates... (full context)
Chapter 13. How My Shore Adventure Began
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...strangely from among them. The Hispaniola lists from side to side in the swell, and Jim, feeling seasick, begins to hate the very thought of Treasure Island. (full context)
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Jim decides to help row one of the boats to land, and is made nervous by... (full context)
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Silver is the only cheerful one, as if he’s masking the others’ discontent. Jim, Smollett, the squire, and the doctor reconvene in the cabin that evening. Smollett proposes they... (full context)
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Thirteen men leave, with Silver, while six remain aboard. Jim realizes that with six enemies still aboard, they cannot hope to fight and keep the... (full context)
Chapter 14. The First Blow
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Jim crosses a marsh and reaches sandy terrain, with a craggy peak in the distance. Excited,... (full context)
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Jim sneaks towards the voices, and hears Silver saying that he only wants to save their... (full context)
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Then Silver whistles: terrified, Jim creeps backward from the thicket and runs as fast as he can until he is... (full context)
Chapter 15. The Man of the Island
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From the side of the hill, Jim has caught sight of a dark, shaggy figure. He’s now cut off on both sides,... (full context)
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...three years. He is ragged, clothed in tatters. He says he’s been marooned—a common punishment, Jim knows, for pirates—and has since lived on goats, berries, and oysters. He begs Jim for... (full context)
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Ben Gunn tells Jim that he had a pious mother, though you couldn’t tell it from his appearance, and... (full context)
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Ben tells Jim that he was in Flint’s ship when the treasure was buried by him and six... (full context)
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Jim asks how he’ll get back aboard: Gunn says he’s built a small boat himself and... (full context)
Chapter 16. Narrative Continued by the Doctor: How the ship Was Abandoned
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...left on the Hispaniola and sail off, but there was no wind, and they realized Jim had slipped ashore too. Dr. Livesey decides to go ashore as well with Hunter: as... (full context)
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...easy access to a spring. Suddenly the doctor hears a death-cry and immediately fears it’s Jim. He quickly returns to the shore with Hunter. They paddle back to the ship and... (full context)
Chapter 18. Narrative Continued by the Doctor: End of the First Day’s Fighting
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...captain begins to log the day’s events. Dr. Livesey wonders what may have happened to Jim Hawkins: suddenly, they hear a cry, and he runs to the door to see Jim... (full context)
Chapter 19. Narrative Resumed by Jim Hawkins: The Garrison in the Stockade
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With the point of view returned to Jim, he explains that Ben Gunn, seeing the flag, had said his friends must be there,... (full context)
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They hear a cannon ball and each rush off in different directions. Jim moves from one hiding place to another, and finally manages to creep towards the stockade.... (full context)
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After greeting his friends, Jim tells his story and looks around him at the log-house, surrounded by tall firs and... (full context)
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Dr. Livesey asks Jim more about Gunn. Jim isn’t sure whether he’s sane, but the doctor says a man... (full context)
Chapter 20. Silver’s Embassy
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...“Cap’n Silver,” a mutineer and pirate, in which case he’s worth nothing. Unfazed, Silver greets Jim cheerfully. He acknowledges that they made some good shots the night before, but that it... (full context)
Chapter 21. The Attack
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Captain Smollett tells Jim to eat his breakfast, and everyone to have some brandy. He directs each person to... (full context)
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...confusion ring out. Smollett cries that they should go out and fight in the open. Jim grabs a knife, receives a cut across the knuckles, and races outside, seeing the doctor... (full context)
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Jim is suddenly face to face with Anderson, who roars and raises his knife: Jim leaps... (full context)
Chapter 22. How My Sea Adventure Began
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...his wounds are serious but not fatal, requiring weeks of rest. Dr. Livesey patches up Jim’s cut across the knuckles. (full context)
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...Dr. Livesey slips out and sets off through the trees. Gray is shocked and tells Jim he must be mad, but Jim suggests he’s going to see Ben Gunn. Jim begins... (full context)
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The older Jim narrating the tale acknowledges that his next moves are those of a foolish young boy:... (full context)
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Jim heads for the east coast of the island and finally reaches the sea, beginning to... (full context)
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The sun begins to set, and Jim continues towards the white rock, crawling on all fours through the brush so as not... (full context)
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Then it crosses Jim’s mind to slip out at night and cut the Hispaniola adrift so that she runs... (full context)
Chapter 23. The Ebb-tide Runs
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Jim paddles the lop-sided but buoyant coracle towards the ocean, until the Hispaniola rises up in... (full context)
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Jim hears the voices of Israel Hands and another pirate, both drunk and apparently angry and... (full context)
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Jim drops back to his seat and hears the now-familiar sailor’s song again from the shore.... (full context)
Chapter 24. The Cruise of the Coracle
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There’s daylight when Jim awakens and the boat has drifted to the southwest part of Treasure Island. Jim wonders... (full context)
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Jim begins to float towards shore on his coracle, though every time he tries to paddle... (full context)
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Jim assumes the ship, directed northwest, is heading back towards the anchorage, but then it halts... (full context)
Chapter 25. I Strike the Jolly Roger
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Jim heaves himself onto the bowsprit, the spar jutting out from the deck, and crawls along... (full context)
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Then Israel Hands moans and shifts. Jim walks over and calls out to him: Hands, in great pain, asks for brandy. Jim... (full context)
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After eating, Jim cuts down the Jolly Roger and throws it overboard. Hands watches Jim slyly and quietly,... (full context)
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Jim is delighted that the weather and wind are good, and is fascinated by the new... (full context)
Chapter 26. Israel Hands
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Soon the wind turns, so Jim and Israel Hands stop the ship and rest. Hands asks Jim to push O’Brien overboard,... (full context)
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Suddenly Hands asks if Jim will get him some wine, since the brandy is too strong. Jim is suspicious of... (full context)
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Now knowing Hands is armed, Jim still is certain that the two of them both desire to beach the Hispaniola safely—only... (full context)
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With Hands directing, Jim steers around the banks and towards the shores of North Inlet. Hands points out a... (full context)
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Hands throws himself forward and Jim jumps sideways onto the open deck. He draws his pistol and shoots, but sea water... (full context)
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Suddenly the Hispaniola rams into the sand and the deck tilts to 45 degrees. Jim and Hands both roll down, Hands slamming into O’Brien’s body. Jim jumps into the mizzen... (full context)
Chapter 27. “Pieces of Eight”
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Hands bobs up to the surface once, then sinks again, not to reappear. Once Jim is certain he’s dead, he begins to feel faint and frightened, sensing his own blood,... (full context)
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It turns out that Jim’s wound is not too deep, though painful. Jim sees O’Brien sprawled against the bulwarks. His... (full context)
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A chill begins to sweep the shore, and Jim looks about him, wading ashore and congratulating himself on rescuing the ship for his men... (full context)
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Finally Jim reaches the borders of the clearing: it’s entirely silent. Beginning to fear that something has... (full context)
Chapter 28. In the Enemy’s Camp
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With the light, Jim can see that the pirates have seized the stockade and all its provisions—he thinks his... (full context)
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Jim doesn’t respond but only stares Silver in the face. He’s always liked Jim, Silver says,... (full context)
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Emboldened by this, Jim demands to know how they’ve seized the house and where his friends are. Silver tells... (full context)
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Jim declares that he cares little what might happen to him—he’s seen too many die as... (full context)
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The men are staring at Jim as he asks Silver to let the doctor know how he died, should it come... (full context)
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...one moves, so Silver says they must obey. He’s never seen a better boy than Jim, he says—Jim is more a man than any of these pirates, and he forbids anyone... (full context)
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...council outside without Silver. One by one each man slips out, leaving just Silver and Jim. Silver whispers that Jim is close to death, but he’ll stand by him if Jim... (full context)
Chapter 29. The Black Spot Again
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After a long council, one of the pirates enters again and asks for the torch. Jim peers out, and sees a kneeling figure with a book and knife in his hand.... (full context)
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...slip away, and prevented the pirates from murdering them during the truce—besides, there’s the boy Jim. One by one, Silver answers the complaints, identifying Anderson, Hands, and Merry as the pirates... (full context)
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...Silver tells Merry that he’ll have to wait his turn a little longer. Silver tosses Jim the black spot to examine: one side contains a verse from Revelations, including “Without are... (full context)
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Jim lies awake late that night, amazed by Silver’s careful game, keeping the pirates content even... (full context)
Chapter 30. On Parole
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All are awakened the next morning by the doctor’s voice. Jim is glad to hear it but also feels ashamed. Silver greets the doctor cheerfully, telling... (full context)
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Jim and Silver advance across the sand to where the doctor is waiting. Silver tells the... (full context)
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The doctor greets Jim sadly, saying he can’t truly blame him, but it was cowardly for him to slip... (full context)
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When Jim tells the doctor of his adventures, the doctor marvels that at every turn it’s been... (full context)
Chapter 31. The Treasure Hunt—Flint’s Pointer
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Silver tells Jim that he guessed Dr. Livesey told him to run for it, and he’s grateful that... (full context)
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Jim’s heart sinks, as he realizes that Silver won’t hesitate to be a double traitor, and... (full context)
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A cord is strung around Jim’s waist and he’s led outside the log-house. The others carry the provisions with them, and... (full context)
Chapter 32. The Treasure Hunt—The Voice among the Trees
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...bottle of rum!” The pirates all go pale, and Merry cries that it’s Flint. To Jim, the voice sounded simply sweet, but Silver too seems shaken, though he tells the others... (full context)
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...like no spirit has a shadow, so this must mean it was a living man. Jim thinks this is a weak argument, but Merry and Morgan seem cheered. Suddenly Silver shouts... (full context)
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...the pirates’ eyes burn with excitement. Silver grunts and limps, glancing every so often to Jim shrewdly: Jim is certain that all Silver’s promises have been forgotten now that he’s so... (full context)
Chapter 33. The Fall of a Chieftain
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...regain his composure and quickly think up a new plan. He slips a pistol to Jim and begins to quietly move away from the hollow. Then he nods at Jim, who... (full context)
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That morning, when the doctor found out that Jim would be part of the pirates’ surprise (and might be in danger), he had taken... (full context)
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...finally reach the Hispaniola, which is in good shape, apart from the cut mainsail that Jim had dealt with earlier. They drop anchor and pull around to Rum Cove, near the... (full context)
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They climb to the cave and meet the squire, who treats Jim kindly and doesn’t mention his escapade. The squire tells Silver that he’s a villain and... (full context)
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Captain Smollett tells Jim that he’s done well, but that neither of them should go to to sea again.... (full context)
Chapter 34. And Last
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The next day they get to work to load the Hispaniola with treasure. Jim is amazed by all the different kinds of coins, from different countries and in different... (full context)
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...Mexican Indians and black people are selling sweet-smelling fruits and vegetables. The doctor, squire, and Jim meet an English man-of-war and spend some time aboard his ship. When they return to... (full context)
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...uneventful voyage home, though it arrives with only five of the men who had left. Jim ends by relating how each man spent his fortune: Captain Smollett retired from the sea;... (full context)
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Jim claims that he’ll never again return to that island. His worst dreams include the loud... (full context)