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 were adequate to dispatch his enemies. yet on a smoldering deck off the coast of Madagascar, his shipmates lifeless or demise throughout him, his cutlass has simply claimed the lives of six pirates. Surrounded by way of 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 aspect of the area, Joseph Flint, a naval officer wronged via his superiors, plots a bloody mutiny. Strikingly good-looking, excellent yet prey to sadistic traits, Flint is considered 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 perilous and unstoppable partnership, steerage a direction via treachery and betrayal whereas collecting tremendous treasure. however the arrival of Selena, a gorgeous runaway slave with a murderous previous, 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 liked 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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He turned it over. The single word Deposed was written on the fresh side. The same word was on the other paper. " said Silver. "The black spot, my son," said England. " Silver said, grinning. " said England. "You just hope you never see one handed to you! For it's a summons from the crew to stand before them and be judged. No man may harm one who gives him the black spot, nor stand in his way as he seeks to deliver it. No man may even lay a hand on one who is found in the act of making a black spot.
Three drachms of King George's best powder exploded, driving the heavy musket ball violently out of the barrel… to soar in a majestic parabola, higher than a cathedral steeple, and then to curve down into the sea, where it fizzed viciously for a few feet until its power was spent, and then proceeded gently on its way down to the sea bed, where the fishes nosed it for a while and then ignored it. " cried a loud voice, with all the confidence of command. Nathan England, duly elected captain of the buccaneers, had just knocked the barrel of Jean-Paul's musket skyward.
He said. "Have you got the ague? Is it some damned fever? " "Can't do it, Cap'n," said Silver. "Show me any other task. Let me dive for gold on the sea bed. Let me lead boarders into a three-decker's broadside. " said England, more concerned than he'd realised. England had no son. He had no family at all. He'd taken powerfully to John Silver and it had become England's hope and pleasure to see the younger man advanced in his profession. "Can't do it, Cap'n," Silver repeated. "Not with charts an' all.
Flint and Silver: A Prequel to Treasure Island by John Drake