Everyone rushes up on deck to see the land. Jim looks out over a little island that has just appeared in the fog, the tip of its tallest hill still hidden among clouds. The view is beautiful, but his mind is full of the evil plot he has just heard. This contrast makes him feel like he is stuck in a strange dream.
Captain Smollett asks the men if anyone knows the island, and Long John Silver says that he does. He appears confident—not at all like he is hiding anything—as he explains that he stopped at this island once in the past, when he was sailing on a trading ship. He...
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