Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-
Yo-ho-ho, and a
bottle of rum!
Drink and the
devil had done for the rest-
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!" (Ch. I, p.10)
song the pirates sing.
He was plainly blind, for he tapped before him with a stick, and wore a
great green shade over his eyes and nose; and he was hunched, as if with
age or weakness, and wore a huge old tattered sea cloak with a hood,
that made him appear positively deformed. I never saw in my life a
more dreadful-looking figure (Ch. III, pp. 28-29).
description of Pew, the blind beggar.
His left leg was cut off close by the hip, and under the left shoulder
he carried a crutch, which he managed with wonderful dexterity, hopping
about upon it like a bird. He was very tall and strong, with a face as
big as a ham-plain and pale, but intelligent and smiling (Ch. VIII, p.
first impressions of Long John Silver.
"Pieces of eight! pieces of eight! pieces of eight!" (Ch. X, p. 98).
cry of Long John Silver's parrot, Cap'n Flint.
From trunk to trunk the creature flitted like a deer, running manlike on
two legs, but unlike any man that I had ever seen, stooping almost
double as it ran (Ch. XV, p. 140).
description of Ben Gunn.
"Many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese-toasted, mostly"
(Ch. XV, p. 142).
Gunn speaking to Jim.
"You're either my ship's cook-and then you were treated
handsome-or Cap'n Silver, a common mutineer and pirate, and then you
can go hang!" (Ch. XX, p. 190).
Smollett as he refuses to negotiate with Silver.
"But one man of her crew alive.
What put to sea with seventy-five."
Ch, XXIII, p. 222).
of the sailors' songs that Jim remembers.
"And now, shipmates, this black spot? 'Tain't much good now,
is it? Dick's crossed his luck and spoiled his Bible, and that's
about all" (Ch. XXIX, p. 289).
speaking after he has foiled the pirates' attempt to depose him.
"Fetch aft the rum, Darby!" (Ch. XXXII, p. 316)
last words of Captain Flint, imitated by Ben Gunn to scare the pirates.