“Treasure Island” - a summary and chapter-by-chapter retelling of the novel by R. L. Stevenson

Other characters

  • Dr David Livesey is a doctor and judge. A brave, smart man.
  • Squire John Trelawney is an eccentric, frivolous and talkative rich man.
  • Captain Alexander Smollett is the captain of the Hispaniola, brave and courageous. Demanding and smart.
  • Billy Bones is an old pirate with a nasty and domineering character.
  • John Silver - cook on the Hispaniola, who later became the captain of the mutinous pirates. Previously, on Flint's pirate ship he was the quartermaster (that is, the chief helmsman). He lost his leg in the battle. Tenacious, brave, two-faced, ruthless, cautious. He had a great influence on the sailors.
  • Captain Flint is a legendary pirate captain. In the book it is mentioned only in conversations.
  • Black Dog is one of the most evil pirates of Flint's gang.
  • Blind Pew is an old pirate who lost his sight in battle. A dangerous and ferocious man.
  • Ben Gunn is a former pirate from Flint's crew. He was left as a punishment by pirates on a desert island.
  • Job Anderson - boatswain.
  • Israel Hands - second boatswain, one of the conspirators.
  • Jim Hawkins' father and mother are innkeepers.
  • Tom Redruth - huntsman, servant of the squire.

"Treasure Island" main characters

“Treasure Island” by Stevenson, the main characters are different, both positive and negative, but thanks to them the novel turned out to be so interesting and exciting.

"Treasure Island" heroes

Positive heroes of "Treasure Island"

  1. Jim Hawkins

    of a few chapters on behalf of Dr. Livesey) the story is told. It is his actions that propel the plot of Stevenson's novel. Jim Hawkins actively participates in all events: he made friends with the pirate Billy Bones, he stole the map of Treasure Island from the chest of this pirate, which he gave to Dr. Livesey and the Squire; he discovered a conspiracy on the ship, found Ben Gunn, killed Israel Hands, took the pirate ship to the Northern parking lot and became a bone of contention in the confrontation between John Silver and the remnants of his gang.
  2. Jim Hawkins' mother
    is the owner of the Admiral Benbow Inn.
  3. Dr. David Livesey

    gentleman , physician and judge, a man of amazing courage, ready to fulfill his professional and human duty without hesitation. Once served in the Duke of Cumberland's forces and was wounded at the Battle of Fontenoy (1745).
  4. Squire John Trelawney
    Squire John Trelawney
    ) - a wealthy landowner who financed the expedition for the treasures of Flint. Over six feet (183 cm) tall. Initially aspired to leadership; however, his talkativeness and incompetence caused the majority of the Hispaniola's crew to be made up of the late Flint's thugs. Relinquished command to Captain Smollett when he learned of the impending mutiny. An excellent shooter. He took three faithful servants on the voyage, who showed themselves well in the battle with the robbers.
  5. Captain Alexander Smollett
    Captain Alexander Smollett
    ) - captain of the Hispaniola. A professional sailor who has knowledge not only of navigation, but also of organizing ship life. During the storming of the blockhouse he received two gunshot wounds. Height is over six feet (183 cm). After returning to England he left the naval service.
  6. Tom Redruth
    Tom Redruth
    ) - an old forester from the squire's retinue; died at the stockade from a pistol shot on the day the schooner arrived at the island.
  7. John Hunter
    John Hunter
    ) - the Squire's servant, died during the storming of the fort. One of the pirates snatched the musket from his hands and, thrusting it into the loophole, dealt him a terrible blow, which broke the unfortunate man’s ribs. Hunter fell and broke his skull. He died from these wounds in the evening of the same day.
  8. Richard Joyce
    Richard Joyce
    ) - the squire's servant, died during the storming of the fort - he was shot in the head.
  9. Abraham "Abe" Gray
    Abraham Gray
    ) - a ship's carpenter's mate, along with Dick, Alan and Tom (not to be confused with Tom Morgan) was one of those honest sailors whom Silver and his henchmen wanted to win over to their side. Heeding the call of Captain Smollett, he went over to his side, fighting off five angry rioters who cut his face. Subsequently, he justified the trust placed in him by killing the boatswain Job Anderson, who was trying to break into the log house. After returning, he spent the received part of the treasures on his studies and as a result became a navigator and co-owner of a small ship.
  10. Benjamin "Ben" Gunn
    Ben Gunn
    ) is a former pirate, a member of the crew of the Walrus. During his stay on the island, he built a boat, on which Jim Hawkins later managed to swim to the Hispaniola. After Flint's death, he sailed on another pirate ship, but quarreled with the crew and was left on Treasure Island as punishment. During his forced three-year life on the island, he repented of his crimes; found the bulk of Flint's treasures and transferred them to his cave. The English writer R. F. Delderfield wrote the book “The Adventures of Ben Gunn” about his adventures on the island. After his return, he spent his share of the treasure in nineteen days, after which he was hired by the squire to work as a gatekeeper.
  11. Allan
    are honest sailors who were killed by pirates on the first day of the mutiny. Tom was killed by Silver, Allan was killed by the second boatswain Anderson.

Negative heroes of "Treasure Island"

  • John Silver
    , aka
    Long John
    , aka
    - cook on the Hispaniola, then leader of the rebellious pirates. Age - 50 years (according to Silver himself). They said that “in his youth he was a student and, if he wanted, he could talk like he was reading a book.” On the Walrus, Flint served as quartermaster. His left leg was amputated up to the hip, so Silver walked on a wooden prosthesis and with a crutch. Unlike the pitiful fate of most pirates on the shore (which did not spare even Pugh himself), especially the disabled, he saved up money and opened his own inn, the Spyglass, in the port of Bristol. Married to a “colored” woman. On his shoulder he carries a parrot named Captain Flint. At the end of the novel, he not only remained alive, having gone over to the side of the winners in time, but also hid from them in one of the ports, not without the help of Ben Gunn, taking with him as much money as he could carry. Unlike the book, in the domestic film - Treasure Island (film, 1982) - Silver, by an absurd accident, dies from Ben Gunn's shot with a poisoned arrow from a blowpipe. Dennis Jude wrote the novel The Adventures of Long John Silver about Silver's life before the events of Treasure Island.
  • Job Anderson
    tall, strong, brave and energetic boatswain. After his disappearance, Arrow served as first mate on the schooner. The second most important pirate on the Hispaniola after Silver, he wields a cleaver superbly and shoots a pistol. He fell at the hands of Abraham Gray during the storming of the stockade. In the domestic film, due to his own negligence, he exploded on a bomb from a keg of gunpowder set by George Merry.
  • Israel Hands
    Israel Hands
    ) - boatswain's mate (boatswain's mate or second boatswain), after the death of navigator Arrow and the promotion of Job Anderson, he began to act as boatswain, together with Silver, Anderson, Merry and the ship's carpenter, he formed the core of the conspirators who planned to raise a mutiny on " Hispaniola" and take possession of the card. Left by Silver to guard Hispaniola. Killed by Jim aboard the Hispaniola. Flint was a gunner on the Walrus.
  • The carpenter of the Hispaniola
    (first and last name unknown) is a strong and dangerous pirate. He was killed in his sleep by Ben Gunn. In the Soviet film his name was Jack.
  • George Merry

    years old, a lanky pirate who contracted a malignant fever on the island, which explains his sickly appearance. After the deaths of Anderson, Hands and the carpenter, he became the informal leader of a gang of pirates and an instigator against Silver, for which he was subsequently shot by John Silver.
  • Tom Morgan
    Tom Morgan
    ) - the oldest robber from a gang of pirates, was left by Smollet and company to atone for their sins on Treasure Island. Young sailors Dick and Red Fowler remained with him.
  • O'Brien
    ) - a pirate, a bald Irishman who wore a red sleeping cap on his head. He took part in the assault on the fort; after the pirates retreated, he was the last to climb over the stockade; the defenders of the fort did not fire at him. He was stabbed to death on board the Hispaniola by Israel Hands in a drunken brawl, having previously wounded him. In Dennis Jude's story "The Adventures of Long John Silver" he is named Michael.
  • Harry
    is a regular at the Spyglass tavern. The same pirate whom (along with Long-Legged Ben) John Silver sent to catch up with the Black Dog. Subsequently he died during the storming of the stockade (presumably). In the domestic film, Harry is a deaf-mute pirate carrying a light cannon on his back, who personally knew Flint and was left on the island after the end of the story.
  • Long-legged Ben
    is a regular at John Silver's Spyglass tavern. Probably one of the six pirates left behind by Silver on the Hispaniola. Was shot by Squire Trelawney at the cannon (allegedly). R. F. Delderfield's book mentions that a pirate named Dick was mortally wounded at the cannon.
  • John Fowler
    (Jim Fowler, Red Fowler) is one of the three surviving pirates left on the island. It does not have a name in the original author’s text; it received a name only in L. Delderfield’s story “The Adventures of Ben Gunn”. It states that Fowler was not a pirate and a member of the crew of the Walrus, but joined John Silver after the Hispaniola left England. In the domestic film, Harry was left on the island instead.
  • Dirk
    is one of those robbers who, together with Pew and Black Dog, destroyed the Admiral Benbow tavern. As the blind man put it, Pugh had always been a fool and a coward; was probably killed during the attack on the log house. In Dennis Jude's story "The Adventures of Long John Silver", his surname is Campbell.
  • Johnny
    is one of those robbers who, together with Pugh and the Black Dog, destroyed the Admiral Benbow tavern. He loved to hum the song “Lillibulero”.
  • Three nameless pirates
    are former members of old Flint's gang.
  • Dick Johnson
    - young sailor; Initially, Dick was not a pirate, like the sailors from the crew of the Walrus. He joined the conspirators under the influence of Silver's eloquence.
  • Captain Flint
    Captain Flint
    ) - the legendary pirate captain, Pugh's comrade-in-arms. On his old Walrus, Billy Bones acted as navigator, John Silver as quartermaster, Israel Hands as gunner, and Job Anderson as boatswain. In the book it is only mentioned in conversations, since the novel takes place after his death.
  • Billy Bones
    Billy Bones
    ) - pirate, former first mate of old Flint. After the death of his captain, he became his heir and fled to England along with the map of Treasure Island.
  • Pew

    ) is a blind pirate leader who is known to have lost his sight in the same battle in which John Silver lost his leg . Along with Flint, John Silver and Billy Bones, he formed the four most ferocious and dangerous villains in Stevenson's novel. He died under the hooves of a horse after a pogrom at the Admiral Benbow tavern. His influence on other pirates is enormous. Even as a blind man, he terrifies Billy Bones, and the cunning John Silver repeats his name with respect. It was he (not John Silver or Job Anderson) who led the ill-fated attack on the Admiral Benbow Inn). It is not entirely clear what place he previously occupied in the hierarchy of the ship’s crew of the old “Walrus”. As is repeated many times in the novel, on Flint's ship the navigator was Billy Bones, and the boarding crew commander (quarter deck master) was John Silver (the term quarter deck master should not be confused with the more widely known term quartermaster - the head of supplies/food). Most likely, this is precisely what explains why Flint was “afraid” of Silver - as the field commander of his “special forces” - and not at all of his “supply”.
  • Black Dog

    one of the most dangerous pirates from old Pew’s crew; he was missing two fingers on his left hand . Ironically, he could not participate in the Hispaniola expedition for the treasures of old Flint, since as a pirate and treasure hunter he was known to the Hispaniola cabin boy Jim Hawkins.
  • Nick Allardyce
    , a lanky pirate with red hair, along with five other pirates, was taken to the island by Flint to bury treasure and was killed there. He took the pirate Tom Morgan's knife with him to the island and remained indebted to him. Allardyce's fate was unenviable: from his body Captain Flint made a compass that indicated where the treasures lay.
  • Darby McGraw
    is a pirate, and probably Captain Flint's bodyguard. Mentioned by Ben Gunn when he portrayed the dying Flint.
  • Navigator

    's first mate. Apparently, he was hired by the squire independently, as he did not enjoy the respect and authority of the team. Turned out to be an alcoholic; John Silver supported him with alcohol from his hiding place. Disappeared from the Hispaniola under unclear circumstances.

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A very brief summary for a reader's diary

One day, an old sailor, Billy Bones, settled in an inn owned by Jim Hawkins' father. He was hiding from his former comrades - pirates. They wanted to take away from him the map of the island where Captain Flint's treasures were buried.

Having tracked Bones down, they sent him a black mark demanding the return of the card. When the blind pirate who delivered the black mark left, Bones died of apoplexy.

While there was no one in the tavern, the pirates came, but the maps were not found there. Jim gave it to Dr. Livesey and the Squire.

It became clear that this was a map of the island where the treasure was buried. It was decided to sail there. The squire bought a schooner, the doctor became the ship's doctor, and Jim became a cabin boy.

One day the boy accidentally found out that the cook Silver was the leader of the pirates, who, it turns out, made up most of the ship’s crew.

When they sailed to the island, Jim went there in a boat along with the sailors, whom the captain let go for a walk. There he ran away from them and met Ben Gunn, who spent three years on the island.

After some time, Jim heard a cannon shot and realized that there was a battle going on on the ship. Then he saw the British flag flying over the forest not far away. It was his friends who occupied the log house behind the stockade, and Jim joined them.

One day the boy climbed over the fence, found Ben Gunn's shuttle and swam to the ship, on which two watchmen remained. It turned out that there was a drunken fight between them, and one was killed. And the other, wounded, wanted to kill Jim, but he shot him.

The boy hid the ship in the bay. Returning behind the stockade, he was captured by robbers. It turned out that the doctor entered into an agreement with them, gave them the map, and he and his friends went into the forest.

The pirates went looking for the treasure, following the directions on the map, but found only a hole. It turned out that Ben Gunn had long ago found the treasure and moved it to the cave.

The angry pirates wanted to kill Silver, but the doctor rescued him, killing one pirate, and the other three fled into the forest.

Having transferred the treasures to the ship and taking Ben Gunn with them, Jim and his friends sailed home. At the port, where they recruited a new crew, Silver escaped with a bag of money.

Returning to Bristol, everyone received their share of the treasure. Thus ended Jim Hawkins' sea adventure.

Main characters

Billy Bones

This middle-aged man appears in the tavern of Jim Hawkins and his mother. He is scared, suspicious, and asks Jim to accompany him. After a fight with the Black Dog, he suffers a stroke. He reveals to Jim the secret of old Flint. Billy was once Flint's first mate. On the day he receives the black mark, Billy tries to escape, but suffers a heart attack.

Jim Hawkins

A young guy who first learned about the treasure from an old pirate. He goes for treasure on a ship as a cabin boy. Honest and correct, a little hot, but brave and smart. He always finds himself in the center of events. A prudent, kind, well-mannered boy. Once on the island, Jim manages to take the ship to a safe place, realizing the inevitability of “war”. Once in the hands of Silver, it becomes the cause of a quarrel between him and the pirates. Silver is given a black mark. Thanks to the acquaintance of Jim and Ben Gunn, their journey ends successfully.

David Livesey

A very courageous, brave man, ready to die defending a comrade. Works as a judge. An excellent doctor, an intelligent, far-sighted person. It is to him that Jim gives the card, having taken it from the deceased Billy. This is the most reliable person Jim could choose. In exchange for Jim's life, Livesey gives Silver the map. He promises to save him from the gallows, where he is ordered to go, if he returns home.

Squire Trelawney

A rich man with a thirst for adventure. The ship was purchased with his funds and the trip was paid for. Trelawney strives to become a leader, but he lacks special knowledge, endurance, and wisdom. He's so talkative that he told the whole town about his trip to find Flint's treasure. Because of this, many pirates and robbers joined the team. A little cowardly. Shots well.

John Silver

He is hired as a cook on Dr. Livesey's ship. Walks with a crutch on a “wooden” leg. Cunning, greedy, puts money at the forefront of everything. Nothing is sacred to him: friendship, loyalty to his word, nobility - he is an old pirate. He secretly commands the pirates on board, planning to kill all the “extra” after the treasure is found. Having received a black mark on the island, he decides to go over to the side of those who are most likely to win. Saves Hawkins from death.

Ben Gunn

A pirate abandoned by his crew on the island three years ago. Jim meets him and they become allies. Ben agrees to help honest people; he takes revenge on his former comrades who abandoned him on the island. Ben Gunn dug up and hid the treasures left by Flint, which turned out to be very useful.

Captain Alexander Smollett

The captain of the Hispaniola, a courageous and honest man, is engaged not only in navigation, but also in arranging life on the ship. This demanding and dry man was hired by Squire Trelawney. He shoots disgustingly, but is excellent at wielding bladed weapons. Organized the escape from the ship and the defense of the fort. During the battle for the fort with pirates, he received two gunshot wounds. After returning to England, he was forced to leave the fleet. But in 1782 he was again called up to war and took part in the battle against Admiral Rodney. It is then that the captain dies. The cannonball hits him directly in the chest.

Chapter-by-chapter summary (more detailed than summary)

Part one. Old pirate

Chapter 1. The Old Sea Dog at the Admiral Benbow Inn

Once upon a time, an old sailor, Billy Bones, settled in the Admiral Benbow tavern. Due to his imperious character, they began to call him captain. He was silent and spent days wandering along the seashore with a telescope. Returning, he asked if sailors had passed along the road. The captain promised to pay Jim, the son of the tavern owner, monthly money so that the boy would report if he saw a sailor with one leg.

The guest had a bad character. When he was drunk, he sang sea songs and intimidated visitors to the tavern with curse words and scary stories about pirates.

He even intimidated Jim's father, and he was afraid to ask him for payment for his stay. These fears drove the innkeeper to illness.

One day Doctor Livesey came to see a patient. Seeing the drunken captain, he predicted his quick death if he did not stop drinking. He began to threaten with a knife, but Dr. Livesey, who was also the judge, threatened that if the captain did not hide the knife, he would be hanged after the trial.

The captain, grumbling, obeyed. The doctor said that if there was even one complaint about the behavior of this guest, he would take measures to have him kicked out of here.

After this, the captain was quiet and humble for many days in a row.

Chapter 2. Black Dog comes and goes

Early on a winter morning, the captain, as usual, went to wander on the shore of the bay. A sailor came into the tavern and asked if his comrade Billy was there. According to the reported sign (scar on the right cheek), this was the captain.

When the captain returned and saw the stranger, he was very frightened. Black Dog (that was the stranger's name) told Jim to come out. After some time, the boy heard swearing, the clink of blades and saw the wounded Black Dog running away.

The captain ordered the rum to be brought, and when Jim returned, he saw that it was lying on the floor. The boy and his mother were sure that he was wounded. But then Dr. Livesey came to Jim’s sick father and said that the captain was not wounded, but had a stroke from drunkenness.

The doctor saved the captain's life by releasing excess blood from a vein. Jim noticed a tattoo on the captain's arm: "May Billy Bones' dreams come true." When the captain came to his senses, the doctor warned him that if he did not stop drinking, he would soon die.

The doctor told Jim that the man was weak and would be in bed for a week. And that he won’t survive the second blow.

Chapter 3. Black Mark

The next day the captain began to very loudly ask Jim to bring him rum. The boy was afraid that his father, who needed complete peace, would hear him, and brought a glass of rum. The captain felt a little better. He admitted to Jim that pirates were hunting for his chest and that he alone knew the place where the pirate Flint's treasure was hidden.

The captain asked Jim not to miss when the Black Dog or the one-legged one appeared nearby.

In the evening, Jim's father died, and because of this grief, the boy forgot to tell the doctor about everything. After all, the captain could regret his frankness and kill Jim. But the captain no longer spoke to him and probably forgot about his frankness.

The day after his father's funeral, Jim saw a blind man feeling his way with a stick. He asked where he was. Having learned that he was near the Admiral Benbow tavern, the old man asked to be escorted into the house. Jim held out his hand, and he grabbed it tightly and ordered him to lead him to the captain.

When the captain saw the beggar, mortal agony appeared on his face. The beggar ordered him to extend his right hand, and Jim took his hand and brought it to the beggar's hand. The blind man put something into the captain's palm and said, “The job is done,” and jumped out onto the road. The captain looked at the palm and exclaimed: “Ten o’clock!” Six hours left. We’ll show them again!” Then he fell to the floor and died of apoplexy.

Chapter 4. Sailor's chest

Jim told everything he knew to his mother. They decided to go to the village for help. But none of the villagers agreed to go with them to the tavern to guard him. They were afraid of the captain's friends, who were supposed to come to the tavern at ten o'clock.

The mother decided to return, open the captain's chest and take the money that he had not paid for his stay. One man from the village rode to Dr. Livesey for armed reinforcements.

Returning to the inn, Jim saw a small paper circle on the floor near the captain. It was black on one side, and on the other side it was written: “We give you until ten in the evening.” At this time the clock struck - it was 6 o'clock.

Mother told Jim to look for the key to the chest. It hung around the captain's neck. At the bottom of the chest, under the things, there was money and a package of papers.

The mother began counting out the money, putting it in her bag. When half of the money that the captain owed her was counted out, the tapping of the blind man's stick on the road was heard. Then there was a knock on the door, the door handle moved - the blind man tried to enter. Then the tapping of the stick began to fade away.

The mother still wanted to count out the exact amount of money, although Jim said that she needed to run away immediately. Then a quiet whistle was heard from the hill. Mother said that she would take what she had time to count, and Jim grabbed another stack of papers.

They walked along the road, and a light was approaching them - someone was carrying a lantern. Mother told Jim to take the money and run. She began to lose consciousness, and the boy dragged her under the bridge.

Chapter 5. The End of the Blind

Jim hid behind a bush and saw four or five people enter the tavern. The two remained on the road with the beggar.

From the house the robbers shouted that Billy was dead, that someone had rummaged through the chest and there were no papers in it. Pew, a blind beggar, roared that the innkeepers had done this and that they must be found. The robbers reluctantly began to search in the vicinity of the house. They were glad that they found money in the chest; the missing papers were not so important to them.

Pugh insisted on looking for the owners who took the papers. While they were bickering and even fighting, the trampling of horses was heard, and the robbers rushed away, leaving Pyu. The blind man rolled into a ditch, got out of it, fell right under the horse’s feet and died.

The riders turned out to be customs guards who were met by a teenager riding to Dr. Livesey. He called them for help. The mother was taken to the village, where she woke up.

The customs officer learned that the robbers were looking for the papers that Jim now had and that the boy wanted to give them to Dr. Livesey. He put the boy on his horse, and the detachment galloped to the doctor's house.

Chapter 6. Captain's papers

It turned out that Doctor Livesey had gone to the squire's estate for the evening. The squad headed there. The customs officer told the squire and the doctor about the attack on the inn.

Jim gave them Billy Bones' papers. It turned out to be a notebook with his accounting records and an envelope with a map of the island. The map showed the coordinates of the island, its dimensions and three places were marked with red crosses. Near one of them was written: “The main part of the treasure is here.” Explanations were given on the other side of the map.

The squire became inspired and said that tomorrow he was going to Bristol, would buy a ship, hire a crew, and they would go after the treasure. The Squire will be the admiral, Livesey the ship's doctor, and Jim Hawkins the cabin boy.

The doctor agreed to the proposal, but said that no one should talk about the map and that the squire should keep his mouth shut.

Part two. Ship's cook

Chapter 7. I'm going to Bristol

The doctor went to London to look for a doctor who would temporarily replace him. The squire was in Bristol, and Jim lived at his estate under the supervision of Tom Redruth, the old gamekeeper.

A few weeks later a letter arrived from the squire. He said that he had bought the schooner Hispaniola and that an old sailor who ran a tavern had helped recruit the crew. His name is Long John Silver. He is missing one leg, he lost it while fighting for his homeland. This Silver will be the ship's cook on the ship.

The squire told Jim and Redruth to go to Bristol. The boy said goodbye to his mother. Things were going well at her tavern now.

In Bristol, Jim was met by a squire who said that the doctor had arrived from London yesterday and that the ship was leaving tomorrow.

Chapter 8. Under the sign “Spyglass”

The Squire sent Jim with a note to John Silver at the Spyglass Tavern. He turned out to be a pleasant, cheerful man with an intelligent face, so Jim’s suspicions that this was the one-legged robber whom Billy Bones was afraid of were dispelled.

Seeing the squire's letter, Silver exclaimed that he was glad to see the new cabin boy. And immediately after that a man rushed to the door. Jim recognized him as the robber, the Black Dog, who came to the tavern. The boy screamed to be detained. One of the visitors tried to catch up with him, but did not catch up.

Silver was concerned that the Black Dog was sitting in his tavern and that because of this the squire might suspect him of having connections with the robbers. He asked Jim to explain that he could not keep up with the robber on his wooden leg.

Chapter 9. Gunpowder and weapons

The squire, the doctor and Jim came to the Hispaniola. Captain Smollett was unhappy that he was not told the purpose of the trip, although, it turns out, all the sailors know about it.

He didn’t like the fact that the navigator dismissed the sailors and got drunk with them. The captain then advised that the weapons and gunpowder be moved closer to the squire's cabin. He also advised that the squire's four servants should be placed near his cabin.

He said that the sailors said that the squire and the doctor had a map of the island and it indicated where the treasure was buried.

Chapter 10. Swimming

The journey on the Hispaniola was successful, but during it the navigator was often drunk and one stormy night disappeared. They decided that he had fallen overboard. Boatswain Job Anderson took over as navigator.

Jim often came into Silver's galley. There was exemplary order there; in the corner there was a cage with a parrot whose name was Captain Flint. The parrot often shouted curses and sea commands.

Silver was good-natured and affectionate. On the deck he placed a barrel of apples that the sailors could feast on.

When there was less than a day to sail to the island, Jim went to bed, but decided to eat an apple first. There was only one apple left in the barrel, and Jim climbed in to get it.

Suddenly someone sat down next to the barrel and spoke. It was Silver. From his first words, it became clear to the boy that the lives of all honest people on the ship were in danger.

Chapter 11. What I heard while sitting in an apple barrel

Jim, sitting in a barrel, heard Silver's conversation with one of the young sailors. It became clear that the cook was the quartermaster on the pirate ship Walrus, captained by Flint. Silver persuaded the sailor to join the conspirators, whose goal was to take possession of Flint's treasures. They were going to kill the captain, the squire, the doctor, Jim and those sailors who did not agree to participate in the conspiracy. Silver wanted to do this after the squire and the doctor found the treasure using the map and helped load it onto the ship. Then the watchman shouted: “Earth!”

Chapter 12. Military Council

An island appeared in the distance. Jim told Dr. Livesey, the captain and the squire everything he had learned. The captain said that it was impossible to attack the conspirators now, since it was unknown who from the crew would not agree to participate in the riot.

Part three. My adventures on land

Chapter 13. How my adventures on land began

The schooner was brought into a narrow strait. There was a musty smell here and the doctor said he didn't know if there was treasure here, but there was a fever here.

The behavior of the sailors became threatening, and a riot was brewing. Silver knew it was premature to rebel and tried to calm the team down. The captain suggested that the squire let the sailors go to the island for a walk, because there Silver would persuade them not to start a riot ahead of time.

That's what we decided to do. The captain announced to the crew that he was letting them go for a walk along the shore. Whoever wants to, let him get into the boats and go to the island. He further warned that he would fire a cannon half an hour before sunset - this would be the signal to return. Then the captain left the deck, and Silver began to order the departure.

Everything became clear - Silver was the captain of a large team of rebels. Six sailors remained on the ship, and thirteen boarded the boats.

And then Jim decided to go with them and climbed into the boat. She reached the shore first. Jumping ashore, Jim rushed into the thicket and ran until he was exhausted.

Chapter 14. First strike

The island was uninhabited and there were swamps in some places. Suddenly a flock of ducks flew up from the reeds, and Jim guessed that one of the sailors was walking through the swamp. He ducked into the thicket of oak trees and hid. But then, deciding that he needed to eavesdrop, he crawled on all fours closer to the two people who had stopped near the swamp.

It was Silver and another sailor. Silver tried to persuade the sailor to join the rebels, but he did not agree. Suddenly a heartbreaking scream was heard from afar. The sailor asked what happened there, and Silver said that it was Alan who screamed. The sailor realized that he had been killed, but still did not agree to participate in the riot. Silver killed this sailor.

Jim realized that two honest sailors, faithful to their duty, had been killed on the island. Silver blew his whistle several times. The boy realized that people would come here and could kill him. He rushed forward and found himself near a mountain with a double-headed peak.

Chapter 15. Islander

On the mountain, Jim saw a strange shaggy creature jump behind the trunk of a pine tree. Jim ran away from him, but remembered that he had taken a pistol with him and went to meet the islander. He fell to his knees and extended his hands to the boy. It turned out that his name was Ben Gunn. He has been living on the island for three years because he was abandoned here alone.

Ben Gunn said he was on Flint's team. He buried treasures here. He took six sailors to the island, but returned to the ship alone, having killed them all. Flint was asked where the treasure was, and he replied that they could look for it themselves, but the ship did not wait.

When three years later Ben Gunn sailed past the island on another ship, he said that Flint had buried treasure here and suggested looking for it. The sailors searched for the treasure for twelve days and scolded Ben Gunn more and more. Finally they got ready to board the ship, and he was told to stay on the island to look for Flint's money. They gave him a musket, a crowbar and a spade.

Ben Gunn said that he was now a rich man. Having learned from Jim that Flint had died, that Silver was leading the conspirators, Ben Gunn said that he would help the squire and his comrades. But for this he hoped to receive at least one thousand pounds from Flint's treasures. And he also wanted the squire to take him home. Jim assured that the squire would do so, because he was a true gentleman.

A cannon shot was heard from the ship, although there were still several hours left before sunset. Jim realized that there was a battle going on there and ran to the ship's parking lot. Then a gun salute was heard, and the British flag fluttered not far above the forest.

Part four. Palisade

Chapter 16. Further events are outlined by the doctor. How the ship was abandoned

When most of the team crossed to the island, Dr. Livesey and his servant sailed there on reconnaissance in a skiff. Not far from the shore, he saw a palisade, behind which there was a log house, in the walls of which there were loopholes for guns. Right there on the hill a spring came out of the ground. There was no gate in the stockade.

The doctor thought that if provisions were moved into the log house, it would be possible to defend there against pirates for a long time. He was especially pleased with the stream - after all, in the ship’s cabin there were a lot of weapons and provisions, but no water.

Returning to the ship, the doctor outlined his plan to the captain, and they decided to move into the log house behind the stockade.

The doctor and servants began to load the boat with weapons and provisions. The captain told the second boatswain, the chief of the remaining sailors on the ship, that he and the squire each had a pair of pistols, and whoever gave the signal to the pirates would be killed.

The doctor and servants threw what they had brought on the skiff over the palisade. One servant remained in the fortification, and the doctor and others transported things from the schooner several more times. They returned to the ship for the last time to transport the squire and captain ashore.

Chapter 17. The doctor continues his story. Last shuttle ride

The tide was low and a current was created that was difficult to cope with. The skiff moved towards the shore slowly. In their haste, the doctor and his friends forgot to throw out the cannon powder and cannonballs from the ship. The robbers loaded the cannon and fired. The cannonball flew over the skiff and raised a wind, from which the skiff scooped up water with its stern and began to sink. It wasn't very deep here, but the supplies sank.

Chapter 18. The doctor continues his story. End of the first day of battle

When the doctor and his friends reached the stockade, the robbers with the boatswain Anderson jumped out of the forest to its corner. The doctor and the squire fired, and one of the enemies was killed. But a shot was heard from the bushes, and one of the servants, Tom Redruth, was mortally wounded. The captain raised a British flag over the log house. And when Tom died, the captain covered him with another flag.

Chapter 19. Jim Hawkins speaks again. Garrison in the blockhouse

When Ben Gunn saw the British flag, he said that Jim's friends were behind the stockade, since the rebels would have raised a black banner.

Ben Gunn spoke with some strange hints, but the boy understood that he wanted to offer something to the squire, but he himself would not go to him behind the stockade.

Jim promised to tell the squire and the doctor that the islander would be waiting for them at the place where they met.

The pirates began firing at the palisade with a cannon. When the shooting ended, Jim climbed over to his friends. They were very happy that the boy was alive. He talked about Ben Gunn. The doctor asked if this man could be trusted. Jim replied that he did not know, because he was not sure that everything was in order with his head.

Chapter 20. Silver - parliamentarian

Silver came under a white flag for negotiations. He climbed over the palisade deftly, although he was one-legged. Silver proposed his conditions: the captain must give him the map so that the rebels can find the treasure. Then Silver promised to transport the captain and other people on a ship and land them somewhere on the shore. Or, if this option is not suitable, Silver will leave them on the island and send the first ship he comes across to pick them up.

The captain did not agree to these proposals and drove Silver away.

Chapter 21. Attack

The captain thought of a plan to defend against pirate attacks. Soon the pirates rushed to the stockade and climbed through it like monkeys. The defenders fired without a break and shot some of them. Those who climbed over rushed to the log house. Both the attackers and the defenders were killed. Now there are four defenders left against nine pirates. The captain was wounded. The robbers disappeared into the thicket.

Part five. My adventures at sea

Chapter 22. How my adventures at sea began

After a conference with the squire and captain, the doctor took the weapon and the map, climbed over the stockade and went into the forest. Jim thought he went to Ben Gunn.

It was hot, there were dead people lying around, and Jim was jealous of the doctor that he left here. The boy filled his pockets with crackers, climbed over the palisade and disappeared into the forest. He wanted to find Ben Gunn's boat, which he told him about. This crazy trick of the boy later helped him and his friends to escape.

He found a shuttle and planned to swim to the Hispaniola at night to cut the anchor rope. Jim wanted to stop the pirates from going to sea. A ship without an anchor will be thrown ashore. There were only watchmen on it now and there was not a single boat.

Chapter 23. At the mercy of the tide

At night, Jim sailed on a shuttle to the Hispaniola and began to cut the fibers of the anchor rope with a knife. He heard the drunken voices of two watchmen quarreling among themselves. The ship rushed downstream and pulled the shuttle along with it. Jim couldn't steer it away from the ship. He lay at the bottom of the shuttle and, despite the horror of his situation, fell asleep.

Chapter 24. In the shuttle

When the boy woke up, he saw that the shuttle was drifting along the shore. Jim could not stick to him because of the current. The sun began to burn, and the boy was tormented by thirst.

Suddenly he saw the Hispaniola, which was sailing in such a way that it became clear that no one was controlling it. The watchmen were probably drunk or abandoned the ship. Jim thought that if he got on board, maybe he could return the ship to the captain. He caught up with the Hispaniola and moved onto it.

Chapter 25. I'm lowering the Jolly Roger

On the karma, one pirate lay dead, and the second boatswain, Israel Hens, sat with his head bowed on his chest. Jim thought that they had killed each other during the fight.

Hens groaned and woke up, but could not move. Jim told him that he would command the ship himself. The boy lowered the black flag and threw it into the sea.

The boatswain said that without his instructions Jim could not cope with the schooner. He asked the boy to give him something to eat and drink, to bandage his wound, and in return he promised to show him how to control the ship. Jim did everything the boatswain asked and began to steer the schooner.

Chapter 26. Israel Hens

Hens taught the boy how to set the ship adrift, and they sat down to eat. The boatswain asked to bring wine from the cabin. Jim realized that Hens wanted him to leave the deck. The boy slowly peeked at him.

The boatswain crawled on all fours to the ship's rope, folded in a ring, and took out a knife from there. The boy understood that Hens himself was not able to lead the ship to a safe place, but when Jim did this, the boatswain was going to kill him.

Finally a good place appeared where we could moor to the shore. The boatswain gave orders. Jim performed them and was so carried away that he forgot to follow Hens.

Suddenly turning around, he saw a boatswain with a knife not far away. Jim began to dodge. His pistols were damaged, but he was able to reload them. Then the boatswain offered to conclude a truce, but he himself threw a knife at the boy, which hit him in the shoulder and pinned him to the mast. In surprise, Jim pulled both triggers, the pistols fired and fell out of his hands. But the boatswain also fell into the water - he was killed.

Chapter 27. “Piastres!”

Jim managed to free himself from the knife. When the tide began to ebb in the bay, the ship lay on its side, the boy climbed over the side and walked to the shore.

Having reached the stockade, he heard snoring, but did not see the guards. Jim went into the house, everyone was sleeping there. The boy tripped over someone's foot, and suddenly a parrot scream was heard - it was Silver's parrot. Jim wanted to run away, but the robbers grabbed him.

Part six. Captain Silver

Chapter 28. In the enemy camp

Silver told the boy that yesterday Doctor Livesey came to them with a white flag, said that the ship had left, and offered to conclude an agreement. The pirates received a fortress and supplies, and the doctor and his comrades left here.

Silver invited Jim to join his team, but he refused. The pirates wanted to kill the boy, but Silver did not allow it. Then the pirates left the house to consult.

Chapter 29. The Black Mark again

When they returned, they gave Silver a black mark on which was written: “Deposed.”

Silver explained to the robbers that he entered into an agreement because Dr. Livesey gave him a map of the island. Silver threw the map on the floor and the pirates rushed towards it. They were so happy that they immediately chose Silver as captain again.

Chapter 30. On my word of honor

Doctor Livesey came to the rebels - he went to them to treat those who fell ill with fever due to the fact that their camp had previously been located in a swamp.

Finding out that Jim was here, he asked permission to talk to him. Although the other robbers were against it, Silver allowed them to talk, but through the fence. The pirates accused him of playing a double game. But Silver asked if they really wanted to break the agreement at a time when they were going to look for treasure.

The doctor suggested that Jim run away, but he refused because he gave Silver his word of honor not to run away. The boy told the doctor that he had taken the ship and told him where it was.

Chapter 31. Treasure hunt. Flint's pointing arrow

In the morning the robbers went to look for the treasure. Jim was being led on a rope. Walking in the direction indicated in the note that was found along with the map, the pirates came across a skeleton. He lay in an unnatural position: his arms were raised above his head. Silver guessed that it was a compass pointing to the direction indicated in the note. This was Flint's idea.

Chapter 32. Treasure hunt. Voice in the Forest

The memory of Flint and the sight of the skeleton had a bad effect on the pirates. And then the song that Flint had sung earlier was heard, and then the same voice began to scream for him to be given rum. The pirates were horrified - they believed it was Flint's spirit. But Silver realized that it was the voice of Ben Gunn, who decided to scare them.

When the pirates got to the place where the treasure was buried, they saw that someone had already dug it up.

Chapter 33. The Fall of the Leader

The angry pirates wanted to get rid of Silver, but a doctor and two people came to the rescue. They killed one pirate with a pistol, and the others ran away.

It turned out that Ben Gunn, who was left on the island, found the treasure and transferred it to the cave.

The Hispaniola was refloated by the tide, and she was rushing around the bay. Jim's friends dropped anchor into the water and went to Ben Gunn's cave. Captain Smollett lay there, still weak from his wound. He said that he would never take Jim on a voyage again, since he does not observe discipline and does everything his own way.

Silver became again the polite cook he had been during the voyage.

Chapter 34. And the last one

It took several days to transport the treasures to the ship by boat.

Three pirates from Silver's gang, who were hiding somewhere, were decided to be left on the island. They were left with gunpowder, bullets, food, clothing and other necessary things.

The captain took the Hispaniola to the nearest port to hire new sailors. There Silver escaped, stealing a bag of money. Everyone was glad that they got rid of him.

Returning to Bristol, everyone received their share of the treasure. The rest of the treasure still lies on the island, but Jim never wanted to return there again.

Treasure Island summary

of Treasure Island was first published in 1883, immediately becoming one of the most popular adventure novels in the world. A rapidly developing plot, an abundance of bright, colorful characters, and constant opposition between the main characters make the book truly fascinating and intriguing. For a reading diary and better preparation for a literature lesson, we recommend reading online a summary of “Treasure Island” chapter by chapter .

The main characters Jim Hawkins , a young man on whose behalf the story is told: a cabin boy on the Hispaniola. Doctor Livesey is a doctor, a middle-aged man, brave, sympathetic, merciful. Squire John Trelawney is a wealthy landowner who financed the expedition to the island; a frivolous and eccentric person. Captain Smolett is the brave captain of the Hispaniola, an experienced sailor, demanding of himself and the crew. John Silver is the cook on the Hispaniola, the leader of the rebellious pirates, a cunning, cunning man who lost his left leg in battle. Other characters Jim Hawkins' mother is the owner of the Admiral Benbow inn. Billy Bones is an old pirate who acquired the map of the dead Captain Flint. Captain Flint is a legendary pirate leader who, after his death, left behind a map to countless treasures. Black Dog is one of the most ferocious pirates of Captain Flint's gang. Blind Pew is an old, seasoned pirate who lost his sight in one of the battles. Ben Gunn is a former pirate left on the island as punishment. Hands is a boatswain, one of the conspirators. Summary

Part one. Old pirate

Chapter 1. The Old Sea Dog at the Admiral Benbow Inn At the Admiral Benbow Inn, owned by Jim’s father, “an old tanned sailor with a saber scar on his cheek settled in” named Billy Bones. Silent and gloomy, he wandered along the coast all day, peering into the sea, as if waiting for someone. Soon Billy Bones shared his concern with Jim and promised a generous payment if he would “keep an eye out for a sailor on one leg somewhere” and immediately report his approach. He told the boy that he could call him captain. Chapter 2. The Black Dog Comes and Goes Soon a stranger appeared in the tavern. He was pale, silent, and “he was missing two fingers on his left hand.” After talking with Jim, he learned that Billy Bones was staying here. The captain recognized the stranger - it was a sailor nicknamed Black Dog. They retired to talk with each other, but “suddenly there was a terrible explosion of curses,” a fight broke out, and the wounded Black Dog quickly retreated from the tavern. Billy Bones had a stroke, and Jim was forced to call Dr. Livesey. After examining the captain, he warned that if he did not stop drinking, he would die “very soon.”

Chapter 3. The Black Mark Billy Bon told his young friend about the Black Dog and other pirates who decided to steal his chest with old man Flint's securities. The next morning, a blind, ugly man appeared at the inn and demanded that Jim take him to the captain. It was Blind Pugh, who handed the frightened Bones a black mark with the words “It's done.” After his departure, the captain “suddenly died of apoplexy.”

Chapter 4. The Sailor's Chest Jim told his mother everything he had learned from Billy Bones. Finding themselves in a “difficult, dangerous situation,” they were forced to turn to a neighboring village for help. However, the local residents were not going to risk their own lives, and Jim and his mother were forced to return to the tavern. From Billy Bones's chest, the mother took out the money legally due to her, “and not a farthing more,” and Jim took out “a bundle of papers wrapped in oilcloth.” Realizing that they were in mortal danger, they hastened to escape.

Chapter 5. The End of the Blind Man Hiding in a safe place, Jim began to watch the inn, near which pirates led by Blind Pew soon appeared. After unsuccessful attempts to find the dead captain's papers, they destroyed the Admiral Benbow and left with nothing. Salvation came in the form of Dr. Livesey and the customs guards. Blind Pew was trampled to death under the hooves of the horses; the rest of the pirates managed to escape. Jim handed the captain's papers to Dr. Livesey.

Chapter 6. The Captain's Papers The Doctor and Jim went to Squire Trelawney, with whom they shared everything they knew. Among the papers they found a map of the treasure island that belonged to Captain Flint and decided to go in search of them. Part two. Ship's cook

Chapter 7. I'm going to Bristol After the decision was made, preparations for the upcoming voyage were in full swing. The squire bought the ship Hispaniola and hired a crew. Before leaving for Bristol, Jim said goodbye to his mother, the bay near which he had “lived since birth, dear old Admiral Benbow.”

Chapter 8. Under the Spyglass sign, the Squire told Jim to take “a note to John Silver at the Spyglass Tavern.” He turned out to be a good-natured and neat man, whose left leg was cut off at the very hip. In the tavern, the future cabin boy accidentally met the Black Dog, who immediately hurried to hide. Jim had suspicions that all these people were one team, and he shared them with Dr. Livesey.

Chapter 9. Gunpowder and weapons Once on board the Hispaniola, the squire listened to Captain Smollett's dissatisfaction with the selected team. He was especially irritated by the fact “that the very last sailor knows more about the purpose of the journey” than he himself. As it turned out, everyone on the ship knew that they were going on a treasure hunt. At Smollett's request, the weapons and gunpowder were moved to a new location.

Chapter 10. Voyage At dawn, the Hispaniola set sail from the shore. Soon the captain was forced to admit that he was mistaken - the team worked surprisingly conscientiously. Cook duties were assigned to the one-legged John Silver.

Chapter 11. What I heard while sitting in an apple barrel Jim, accidentally finding himself in an apple barrel, learned that a riot was being prepared on the ship. Silver shared his plan with the sailors - to give the squire and doctor the opportunity to find the treasure, and then “deal with them on the island as soon as they drag the treasure” to the ship.

Chapter 12. Council of War Jim immediately conveyed the important news to the captain, the squire and Livesey, and the council decided to take a wait-and-see approach, being cautious. Part three. My adventures on land

Chapter 13. How my adventures on land began The schooner moored to the island, a riot was brewing among the sailors, and this danger loomed over the organizers of the expedition. Jim managed to climb into a boat with pirates led by Silver. Finding himself on land, he immediately disappeared into the jungle.

Chapter 14. The First Strike Sneaking behind the dense foliage, Jim witnessed how Silver mercilessly dealt with one of the sailors. In fear and despair, the cabin boy began to run wherever his eyes looked, “just to get away from the killers.” He did not yet know that “another danger lay in wait for him” ahead.

Chapter 15. Islander Suddenly, Jim noticed movement - standing in front of him was “something dark and shaggy,” some mysterious creature. It turned out to be Ben Gunn, who for three years “did not speak to a single person.” He was left on the island, and the man miraculously managed to survive. Having learned about Jim's misadventures, the islander decided to help him and offered to use a homemade boat.

Part four. Palisade

Chapter 16. Further events are outlined by the doctor. How the ship was abandoned Doctor Livesey, accompanied by an assistant, went on reconnaissance in a small boat. Having discovered a “high log house” on the island, surrounded by a palisade, they returned to the schooner for provisions, weapons and gunpowder.

Chapter 17. The doctor continues his story. The last trip on the shuttle The last trip on the loaded shuttle turned out to be very risky. The rioters remaining on the ship began to shoot. When the boat was almost at the very shore, a cannonball almost hit it. As a result, the overloaded shuttle capsized and most of the cargo sank. However, the passengers were very lucky - “no one lost their lives and everyone reached the shore safely.”

Chapter 18. The doctor continues his story. End of the first day of the battle Once on land, the treasure hunters began to run, pursued by pirates, to the saving stockade. They managed to get to a perfectly fortified log house, from which they could safely shoot back from the robbers. Here Dr. Livesey and his companions joyfully met Jim, who was considered dead.

Chapter 19. Jim Hawkins speaks again. Garrison in the blockhouse Ben Gunn was afraid to meet Jim's friends. He asked the young man to tell the doctor to come to him at the appointed place. Jim was received with great cordiality at the garrison. The next morning, Silver approached the stockade in the company of a pirate who was holding a white flag in his hand.

Chapter 20. Silver Parliamentarian The captain was sure that “they were up to some kind of trick” and ordered everyone to remain vigilant. Silver offered his terms to his opponents, fully confident that they would agree to them. Imagine his surprise when Smolett refused to return the card and thereby save his life. The angry pirate left, threatening terrible reprisals against every member of the expedition.

Chapter 21. Attack The captain admitted to his friends that he had deliberately enraged Silver, and during hasty preparations for the battle, he “thought through the plan of defense to the end.” During the ensuing firefight, the pirates managed to climb over the stockade, but, unable to withstand the hand-to-hand battle, they were forced to retreat. Most of the robbers were killed, however, there were serious losses among the defenders of the garrison: two sailors were killed, and Captain Smolett was wounded. Part five. My adventures at sea

Chapter 22. How my adventures at sea began Dr. Livesey went to see Ben Gunn. While the captain was being bandaged, Jim decided to escape from the garrison. He went to the rock and found the islander’s homemade boat in the shelter, on which he decided to “sail up to the Hispaniola and cut the anchor rope.”

Chapter 23. At the mercy of the ebb At first, Jim found it difficult to control the shuttle - he “willingly sailed in any direction except the one” needed. It was only thanks to the current that the young man reached the schooner unnoticed and cut the anchor rope. The freed Hispaniola changed direction and, caught by a strong current, headed out to the open sea. Immensely tired, Jim "fell into a daze and oblivion" at the bottom of his boat.

Chapter 24. In the shuttle Having woken up, Jim “decided to take an oar and row to the shore,” but an uncontrollable schooner appeared before his eyes. Submitting only to gusts of wind, she rushed straight towards the makeshift boat. Having grabbed the beam on the ship in time, Jim thereby avoided death.

Chapter 25. I lower the Jolly Roger On deck, Jim found the wounded boatswain Hands, who, after a hefty dose of drink, agreed to give the boy orders on how to get the schooner into North Bay. This is how Jim felt like a real captain for the first time.

Chapter 26. Israel Hands Under Hands' leadership, Jim managed to “set the ship adrift.” However, the boy noticed in time that the boatswain was up to something wrong, and this saved his life. Jim had to defend himself from Hands who suddenly attacked him. As a result, the traitor was shot and Jim was wounded in the shoulder.

Chapter 27. “Piastres!” Making sure that he was alone on the ship, Jim decided to leave the Hispaniola and go to the garrison. Unfortunately for him, there were pirates in the log house, and the boy became their hostage. Part six. Captain Silver

Chapter 28. In the enemy camp , Jim, accustomed to “looking death in the face,” told the whole truth to Silver about the overheard conversation, the cut rope and much more. The angry pirates demanded that the boy be bled, but Silver quickly cooled their ardor. This decision greatly angered the pirates, and, according to custom, they left for a “sea meeting.”

Chapter 29. The Black Mark again After the meeting ended, the pirates handed Silver a black mark. Having answered all the accusations against him, he demonstrated the most compelling argument - the original map of Flint “on yellow paper, with three red crosses,” which Dr. Livesey gave to Silver. After this, the pirates changed their minds, leaving Silver as their captain.

Chapter 30. On my word of honor In the morning, Doctor Livesey came to the garrison to help the wounded pirates. Because of his escape, Jim "was ashamed to look the doctor in the face." Stealthily, he told him where the ship was hidden, but he resolutely refused the offer to escape.

Chapter 31. Treasure hunt. Flint's pointing arrow Silver promised Jim not to leave him in trouble, but the boy already realized that the pirate was playing a double game. Taking all the necessary tools, the robbers set off in search of treasure. They soon came across a skeleton that served as Flint's pointing arrow.

Chapter 32. Treasure hunt. The voice in the forest "The sight of a skeleton and the memory of Flint" had an extremely depressing effect on the pirates. Suddenly, “someone’s thin, sharp, piercing voice began to sing a well-known song.” The robbers turned pale with fear, but Silver calmed them down, as he recognized the voice of Ben Gunn. The search for treasure continued. A real shock for them was the sight of a large hole in the place where the treasure was supposed to be located. It became clear that someone had “already found and stolen the treasure.”

Chapter 33. The Fall of the Leader Enraged by the failure, the pirates decided to put an end to the leader, but luckily for him, at that moment Doctor Livesey arrived in time with armed assistants. It turned out that during his ordeal on the island, Ben Gunn “found both a skeleton and treasures,” which he hid in his cave.

Chapter 34. The last chapter Inspection and transportation of the treasures to the ship took several days. The travelers went home, leaving three pirates on the island, mercifully supplying them with gunpowder and provisions. At home, each of the participants in this amazing adventure received their share of the treasures.

Conclusion The main idea of ​​the work is the depiction of the strength of the human spirit, thanks to which the heroes manage to overcome many obstacles in their path. The real treasures are friendship, kindness, loyalty and decency.

After reading the summary of “Treasure Island,” we recommend reading Stevenson’s novel in its full version.

Summary by chapter

Stevenson's novel contains 34 chapters. The summary is also divided into chapters.

Chapter 1 One day, a new guest appears at the Admiral Benbow tavern - the old sailor Billy Bones. He is withdrawn and uncommunicative. Every day he wandered along the shore of the bay and looked through the telescope, as if fearing something. One day Billy asked Jim, the owner's son, to let the boy tell him as soon as he saw a one-legged sailor near the tavern.

Chapter 2 One evening the inn was visited by the Black Dog. He asked about Billy Bones. Jim, standing outside the door, heard their conversation. They were clearly enemies. Their meeting ended in a major quarrel and then a fight. Jim finds the guest unconscious on the floor. Dr. Livesey brings him to his senses, warning him that alcohol will destroy him.

Chapter 3 Suffering greatly from illness, Billy demands more and more rum from Jim. He admits to the boy that he is waiting for a black mark from the pirates who want his chest. The next morning, Blind Pew came into the tavern and demanded that the guest be given a black mark. The guest dies.

Chapter 4 Jim tells his mother everything. They are very afraid of pirate attacks. In the village they were given a pistol and promised to help if necessary. Realizing that there is no one to protect them, they take from the guest’s chest the papers and money that he owed for his stay.

Chapter 5 Hiding with his mother, Jim saw that pirates had come to the house and began to rummage through the chest.

After they left, angry, with nothing, the village came to the aid of Jim and his mother Livesey with the guards. The boy hands him all the papers.

Chapter 6 Livesey and Jim go to the squire and study all the papers in detail. Among them were found the personal documents of Billy Bones, as well as the old pirate Flint. But what interested them most was the treasure map.

Everyone unanimously speaks out for traveling to a desert island in search of a precious treasure.

Chapter 7 Squire Trelawney is actively preparing for the voyage, hiring a crew for the Hispaniola ship he acquired, purchasing provisions and other supplies necessary for the journey. Jim says goodbye to his mother and joins the ship as a cabin boy.

Chapter 8 Jim meets John Silver in a Bristol tavern. There the boy notices the Black Dog. For a moment, Jim begins to suspect that they know each other, but his fears are dispelled.

Chapter 9 Everyone goes together to inspect the ship. The captain of the schooner Smollett expresses to the squire his dissatisfaction with the assembled crew. He does not like the gossip and laziness of the sailors, he is shocked that everyone knows about the purpose of their journey. At the request of the captain, gunpowder and weapons are transferred to another place.

Chapter 10 As soon as the ship leaves the shore, the navigator disappears without a trace, and Jim, trying to get an apple from the bottom of the barrel, falls inside. Sitting inside, he hears an important conversation between John Silver and a sailor.

Chapter 11 John says that he previously worked for Flint and his task is to get to the treasure. When he finds treasure on the island, the captain's team will be destroyed.

Chapter 12 The ship approaches the island. While the sailors rejoice at the land, Jim quickly tells the crew that most of the sailors are pirates and are preparing a mutiny. The Squire admits that he is an ass.

Chapter 13 John Silver and some of the sailors reach the shore, and Jim runs away from them to examine the island for himself. Later he witnesses how he kills one of the sailors.

Chapter 14 In horror, Jim runs as far away from this place as possible. In the thicket, a boy encounters a strange creature.

Chapter 15 Jim realizes that this is a man and meets him. Ben Gunn said he was left alone on the island. Ben decides to help the boy.

Chapter 16 While Jim was inspecting the island, Livesey and one of the sailors set off after him. On the shore they discover a log house that can serve as an excellent shelter and decide to move there. Then they return to the ship for weapons and provisions.

Chapter 17 Cargo flights were very risky. The last one seemed especially difficult to them. The skiff could not withstand such a mass, and half of the weapons were flooded.

Chapter 18 To get to the log house, the team had to walk with the load through the forest. They were pursued by pirates and one of the sailors was killed. They took everything they found in the boat for themselves.

Chapter 19 Jim and Ben Gunn, hearing the sounds of gunfire, ran away. The boy makes the team very happy with his appearance in the stockade. In the morning, John appears at the walls of the log house with a white flag.

Chapter 20 The captain came out to him. John spoke quite confidently. He believed that his opponents would immediately agree to all the conditions. But the captain refused to give them the map. John Silver left them angry, threatening death.

Chapter 21 The team is thinking about a defense plan. Thanks to the clear actions of the sailors, the pirates were defeated in this battle.

Chapter 22 There was a temporary lull. Both sides bandaged the wounded. Jim runs to the rock where Ben Gunn's boat was hidden. He plans to get to the schooner and cut the rope with the anchor.

Chapter 23 Jim gets to the schooner to cut the anchor rope, and easily carries out his plan. He hears voices from the cabin and wants to get inside.

However, the wind changes direction, and the schooner moves into the open sea. Jim remains in the boat and falls soundly asleep from fatigue.

Chapter 24 In the morning he wakes up near the island in a boat. Nearby, controlled only by the wind, stood Hispaniola.

Chapter 25 Jim climbs onto the deck. There he sees the wounded Hands, who agrees to help the boy navigate the ship. The boatswain's grin does not allow Jim to relax. He understands that the pirate is up to no good and sees a dagger in his hands. A fight ensues between them. Jim defeats the wounded pirate.

Chapter 26 The boy's shoulder is wounded, but despite this, Jim hides the schooner in the bay.

Chapter 27 Going deep into the forest in search of his friends, he notices a fire. Coming closer, the boy was captured by John Silver.

Chapter 28 He accuses the boy of desertion, but he tells him that he knows everything about their plans. Silver offers Jim his protection in exchange for saving the pirate's life. The boy learns that Livesey gave him the card. At this time, the rest of the pirates gather for a meeting.

Chapter 29 The pirates give Silver the black mark. Furious, John gives them the map. Immediately after this, they change their minds and leave him as their leader.

Chapter 30 Doctor Livesey appears at the pirates' camp. He talks to Jim alone. The boy refuses to run away. He tells the doctor about the hidden schooner. The pirates suspect that Silver is playing foul.

Chapter 31 Based on the records of old Flint, the pirates search for treasure. At the same time, they are very afraid of the deceased, since during his lifetime he was a truly terrible person.

Chapter 32 From the forest comes a song that Flint once loved to sing. The pirates are terrified. They are sure that they hear the deceased. Silver tries to convince them that the voice belongs to a living person - Ben Gunn. Pirates are no longer afraid. In the place where the treasure should have been, they find nothing.

Chapter 33 The pirates are furious. They began to accuse John and threaten him with violence, but he himself was no less shocked than they were. The appearance of armed opponents forced the pirates to flee. Confronting Ben, Silver learns that all the treasures have long been found and are located in another place.

Chapter 34 Over the past few days, Jim, Ben Gunn and the rest of the crew had been transferring the treasure to the schooner. They left several pirates on the island, taking only old John with them. But in one of the ports he disappears, having stolen a bag of money. The rest return safely to Bristol.

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