All adventure, all the time
With Memorial Day just past, it's time to begin summer reading in earnest. Well, maybe summer reading isn't something you should begin "in earnest" but it's time to start. And I can't think of a better book to start with than Treasure Island. Pirates! Gold! Rum! And young Jim Hawkins, boy hero, whose mischievousness saves the day, instead of getting him into trouble.
Dr. Livesy, Squire Trelawney, and Jim drop everything when Jim pilfers a treasure map from a dead man's chest. They quickly acquire a ship, assemble a crew, and set sail, and then it's mutiny before you can say "shiver me timbers" or even "matey."
Jim Hawkins and the rest of them are all right as far as adventure story heroes go. But Long John Silver is something else. He's very charming. He's got a parrot. And one leg.
He can throw his crutch hard enough to kill a man.
He's the best thing about Treasure Island. Whose side is he on? Is Jim safe in his presence? Read Treasure Island to find out!