What's the name of the place where the the narrator lives as he begins to tell the story? What two reasons does the new lodger choose to stay there?Treasure Island

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bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Young narrator Jim Hawkins lives with his parents, who run the Admiral Benbow Inn in Robert Louis Stevenson's pirate classic, Treasure Island. The mysterious new lodger, Billy Bones, arrives at the inn and stays for many months. We find he is hiding out from another group of his old pirate mates who know he has a secret with him at the inn. Billy Bones stays at the inn because it is out of the way and somewhat isolated, and he eventually feels comfortable with the surroundings.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The name of the place where the narrator lives as he begins to tell the story is the same as the name of the first chapter.  He is living in the Admiral Benbow Inn.

When the old sailor comes to live there, he gives two reasons that seem to be why he chooses to live at the inn.  First of all, he says that the bay near there is a "handy cove."  He also says that he likes the idea that there are not all that many people who come there.