Treasure Island Chapter 1

Topics: Treasure Island, Billy Bones, Dr. Livesey Pages: 2 (375 words) Published: March 29, 2013
República bolivariana de Venezuela.
Ministerio del poder popular para la educación.
Universidad Nacional Experimental “Simón Rodríguez”.
Licenciatura en Educación. Mención: INGLES.

Treasure Island.
Chapter 1.

Our story is Treasure Island. It was written by Robert Louis Stevenson; it is called “La Isla del Tesoro” in Spanish. The book begins with the narrator, Jim Hawkins, explaining his motive for telling this story: Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and other gentlemen have requested him to write down the details of his experience with Treasure Island, since the treasure remained on the island. Captain Billy Bones – a tall strong, nut-brown, dirty, ragged man with a sabre cut on his cheek, arrived at the Admiral Benbow inn and satisfied that few people went there. He threw down some gold coins and asked for rum, bacon and egg. He stayed for several months. He often sings the following song. “Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest.

Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest-
Yo-ho- ho, and a bottle of rum!”.
He spent his time near the cove or the cliff, looking for something or someone through his telescope. He asked if any sea faring man had come. He was afraid of Long John Silver. He kept a low profile. After a few months, the initial money for lodging ran out and Jim's father was too afraid to ask the stranger for more money, it was a worry that Jim believed led to his premature death. Jim, however, was significantly less terrified of the pirate than everyone else. One night, Dr. Livesey arrived to check the condition of Jim's father. The captain sang of the "dead man's chest," once again and then banged on the table for silence. Everyone in the room followed his request, except for Dr. Livesey. The captain repeated his request, which again, Dr. Livesey ignored, and then called the captain`s names and warned him that if continues drinking in this quantity, he will die. The captain pulled a...
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