Treasure Island

Jim begins to hear rumors about the black spot from the very beginning of Treasure Island, but only gradually does he come to understand what it means. When pirates want to depose their leader, they…

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Rum

Many of the pirates throughout Treasure Island could well be identified as alcoholics in today’s terms. At the very least, rum is highly important for them, and some pirates are clearly addicted to it—including Billy

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While most of the novel is taken up with the voyage to and search for treasure, at the beginning the search is for the map itself that will lead its reader there. Treasure is the…

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