By Andrew Motion
A rip-roaring sequel to Treasure Island—Robert Louis Stevenson’s cherished classic—about younger pals and their high-seas event with harmful pirates and long-lost treasure.
it really is virtually 40 years after the occasions of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island: Jim Hawkins now runs an resort referred to as the Hispaniola at the English coast along with his son, Jim, and lengthy John Silver has again to England to dwell in obscurity together with his daughter, Natty. Their lives are quiet and unremarkable; their adventures have probably 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 rest treasure that their fathers left in the back of such a lot of years sooner than. As Jim and Natty set sail of their fathers' footsteps, they fast study that this trip are usually 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 negative scenes expecting them—difficulties which require all their wit in addition to their courage. Nor does the journey finish there, considering the fact that they need to sail homeward again...
Andrew Motion’s sequel—rollicking, heartfelt, and completely brilliant—would make Robert Louis Stevenson proud.
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There we tethered our boat to a jetty and slept until eventually morning. while the solar rose we persevered our trip, with my treasure nonetheless hidden inside of my blouse. eight examining the Map MY FATHER steered me by no means to select over the explanations for a choice as soon as it's been taken. As a tender boy i assumed this intended he continuously knew his personal brain. by the point I left for Treasure Island, I had come to think he most popular to not examine previous error. probably this variation of opinion proved not anything other than the doubt I felt approximately my very own habit. definitely, whilst I woke head-to-toe with Natty within the Spyglass, and lifted my head to examine the marshes warming within the early sunlight, I imagined that every mist-wraith I observed wandering throughout them had come to accuse me. the full shimmering landscape spoke on to my ethical sense—and I clutched nervously on the satchel within my blouse, the place i discovered the map secure sufficient. whilst a fuller realization again, i noticed now not even an entire military of accusers might now strength me to come my prize to the ocean chest from which I had stolen it. Accepting this, I additionally understood that henceforth i'd do greater to maintain having a look ahead, considering my destiny, instead of sneaking accountable glances over my shoulder. I for that reason made a silent promise that during due path i'd go back to my father with a percentage of no matter what I introduced domestic from my experience, but—until that time—think of him not more than was once completely worthwhile. How good I succeeded during this pastime will seem within the pages following. the instant Natty aroused from sleep she gave a large yawn that confirmed the crimson inside her mouth, and wiped her palms over her face. She then checked out me very boldly, as if refuting any accusation of getting slept in any respect. simply because this used to be our first event of starting a day jointly, we have been shy of each other, and spent the following couple of moments in silence. yet once we had splashed the Thames over our faces, reassured ourselves the tide was once operating within the course we needed to continue, rowed clear of our mooring, traveled a mile or upstream, eaten our breakfast at one of many resorts that provided meals to sailors and bargees and suchlike, and settled our plan for the day, we have been cozy back. the remainder of our trip spread out with ease. The powerful propulsion of the river carried us speedily again to Wapping. We effectively escaped the site visitors of service provider ships and barges to discover a mooring the place we needed. We fortunately scrambled ashore and located a lane that led us on to the Spyglass lodge. The creaks and whispers of that construction swept us quickly up the steps towards Mr. Silver. via this time it used to be noon, and the haze of morning had lengthy because burned away, leaving the sky as blue as a blackbird’s egg; whilst I opened the door, i used to be once more so dazzled through gentle from its huge window, i really shielded my eyes as though I have been staring into the solar itself. Our host all started talking to me instantly, calling out my identify in a excessive, imperious whisper: “Jim! Jim! ” i couldn't see him but, being nonetheless blinded, however it used to be noticeable from the path of his voice that Mr.