Chapter 4 Summary

Now that Billy is dead, Jim tells his mother everything he knows about the old pirate. They are in a difficult situation: they need money to pay for Billy’s expenses over the past few months, but if they disturb the old pirate’s things, they may anger the murderous men of his crew. Jim cannot go get help and leave his mother alone, so the two of them run to the village together.

In the village, Jim's mother begs all the men to come with her to the inn and protect her from Billy’s old crew while she searches his chest for money. The men refuse. They have heard of the pirate Captain Flint, and they are terrified of his crew’s cruelty. Angry, Jim's mother announces that she and her son will go back alone with no...

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