Treasure Island, the exciting novel by Robert Louis Stevenson about a search for pirate treasure, comes to a clear and definitive resolution of conflict. By analyzing the plot points proposed in the options, we can use the process of elimination to arrive at the correct answer.
Option A suggests that Long John Silver treats Ben Gunn kindly, but the novel never suggests that he does. Additionally, Ben Gunn does not bring the treasure out, but rather leads Squire Trelawney, Doctor Livesey, and the ship's company to the vast treasure, and it takes them all working together several days to sort and transport it to the ship.
Option B has Long John Silver cooperating with Smollett and the others. However, Silver does not cooperate but only surrenders to them when he is forced to do so. Also, the entire crew does not sail home on the Hispaniola. Instead, Smollett leaves three of the surviving pirates on the otherwise deserted island when they sail away.
Option D suggests that Doctor Livesey negotiates a peace and that no one gets any treasure. In fact, there is no negotiated peace, and the pirates are subdued by force. Ben Gunn shows Smollett and the others where the treasure is, and they carry away a substantial portion of it with them.
This leaves us with option C, which is the correct answer. Captain Smollett and his men, thanks to Ben Gunn, do indeed get the treasure. The mutinous pirates are all punished. Some are shot, some are left on the island, and only Long John Silver manages to steal a long boat and escape with some of the treasure.