How did Pew die in Treasure Island?

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Blind Pew, the evil old pirate and dispenser of the notorious black spot, meets his unfortunate end beneath the hooves of the law officers' horses. It's somewhat appropriate that this career criminal should end up being killed by the forces of law and order, albeit accidentally. Just before he was handed his one-way ticket to hell, Blind Pew was up to no good. He'd returned to the Admiral Benbow with a gang of thugs, hell-bent on finding the treasure map. They didn't find it, of course, because Jim had already made off with it.

When they hear the sound of horses approaching, Pew's goons take off into the darkness of the fields, leaving Blind Pew behind, stuck in the middle of the road, tapping wildly with his stick. There's no honor among thieves, as they say, and these desperadoes are only interested in saving their own skin, so instead of helping Blind Pew to escape, they abandon him to his fate.

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In "Treasure Island,"  Pew was old blind beggar.  Pew was also a pirate.  Where his character went, death seemed to follow.  Pew goes to visit Billy and not long after Billy dies.  Pew is killed by a horse. In chapter five, "The Last of The Blind Man,' Stevenson writes:

"Just then four or five riders came in sight and swept at full gallop down the slope.  Pew heard, turned with a scream, and ran straight for the ditch.  He fell down, but got quickly to his feet and made another dash.  In his confusion, he ran directly into the path of the nearest rider.  The horseman tried to avoid him, but in vain.   Down went Pew under the hooves with a terrible cry of despair."

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