The pirates light a torch, and Jim sees his worst nightmare realized. Long John Silver and his men are in control of the stockade, along with all the food and drink the captain’s men brought to shore. Even worse, Jim sees no sign that the pirates are keeping prisoners. Could his friends all be dead?
Long John Silver tells Jim that he has spoken to Dr. Livesey, who called Jim an “ungrateful scamp.” Jim’s friends will not take him back after his desertion, so now he has no choice but to join the pirates.
Although this speech is grim, Jim is relieved to hear it. If his...
(The entire page is 452 words.)
Want to read the whole thing?
Subscribe now to read the rest of this article. Plus, get access to:
- 30,000+ literature study guides
- Critical essays on more than 30,000 works of literature from Salem on Literature (exclusive to eNotes)
- An unparalleled literary criticism section. 40,000 full-length or excerpted essays.
- Content from leading academic publishers, all easily citable with our "Cite this page" button.
- 100% satisfaction guarantee READ MORE