History Fridge / TreasureIsland

17th Apr '16 8:52:07 AM HSutherland
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* Why is it that after Jim is told to not trust a one- legged man does he trust John Silver into the crew?
** [[LiteralMinded John has two legs. It's just that one of them is made of wood.]]
** Also, he did suspect Long John Silver to be the "one-legged seafaring man" Billy Bones warned him of, but Silver's jovial attitude and seeming harmlessness won him over.

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* Why is it that after Jim is told to not trust a one- legged one-legged man does he trust John Silver into the crew?
** [[LiteralMinded John has two legs. It's just that one of them is made of wood.]]
** Also, he
He did suspect Long John Silver to be the "one-legged seafaring man" Billy Bones warned him of, but Silver's jovial attitude and seeming harmlessness won him over.
19th Feb '16 10:27:14 AM PaulA
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* In ''TreasureIsland'' we are told that Long John Silver has [[SatelliteCharacter a wife]], whom he leaves in England while on the treasure hunt and whom he is presumed to reunite with after his KarmaHoudini. As she is mentioned in all of three sentences and has no lines I presumed that this character existed only to suggest Silver's larger backstory but it then occurred to me that if Jim knew that Long John would be coming back for her he could tell the police or whatever to stakeout her house but chose not to: it's an example of Jim's character growth. --WascallyWabbit

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* In ''TreasureIsland'' ''Treasure Island'' we are told that Long John Silver has [[SatelliteCharacter a wife]], whom he leaves in England while on the treasure hunt and whom he is presumed to reunite with after his KarmaHoudini. As she is mentioned in all of three sentences and has no lines I presumed that this character existed only to suggest Silver's larger backstory but it then occurred to me that if Jim knew that Long John would be coming back for her he could tell the police or whatever to stakeout her house but chose not to: it's an example of Jim's character growth. --WascallyWabbit
2nd Dec '15 12:45:42 AM JakesBrain
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** Note that Jim's imagination goes into overdrive about the "one-legged seafaring man," so that by the time Bones dies he's imagining the one-legged man to be some sort of EldritchAbomination. He wasn't prepared for anyone as... normal... as Silver.

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** Note that Jim's imagination goes into overdrive about the "one-legged seafaring man," so that by the time Bones dies he's imagining the one-legged man to be some sort of EldritchAbomination. He wasn't prepared for anyone as... normal... as ostensibly ''normal'' as Silver.
9th Jun '15 5:59:14 AM Anorgil
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** Note that Jim's imagination goes into overdrive about the "one-legged seafaring man," so that by the end he's imagining the one-legged man to be some sort of EldritchAbomination. He wasn't prepared for anyone as... normal... as Silver.

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** Note that Jim's imagination goes into overdrive about the "one-legged seafaring man," so that by the end time Bones dies he's imagining the one-legged man to be some sort of EldritchAbomination. He wasn't prepared for anyone as... normal... as Silver.
9th Jun '15 5:58:24 AM Anorgil
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** Due to the high frequency of mutilation in the WoodenShipsAndIronMen period, there were hundreds of one-legged former sailors in England at that time. Jim was suspicious at first, but eventually decided that his fears were unjustified.

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** Due to the high frequency of mutilation in the WoodenShipsAndIronMen period, there were hundreds of one-legged former sailors in England at that time. Jim was suspicious at first, but eventually decided that his fears were unjustified.unjustified.
** Note that Jim's imagination goes into overdrive about the "one-legged seafaring man," so that by the end he's imagining the one-legged man to be some sort of EldritchAbomination. He wasn't prepared for anyone as... normal... as Silver.
22nd Jan '14 1:28:42 PM LBHills
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** Due to the high frequency of mutilation in the WoodenShipsAndIronMen period, there were hundreds of one-legged men in the British Isles at that time. Jim was suspicious at first, but eventually decided that his fears were unjustified.

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** Due to the high frequency of mutilation in the WoodenShipsAndIronMen period, there were hundreds of one-legged men former sailors in the British Isles England at that time. Jim was suspicious at first, but eventually decided that his fears were unjustified.
22nd Jan '14 1:28:03 PM LBHills
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** Also, he did suspect Long John Silver to be the "one-legged seafaring man" Billy Bones warned him of, but Silver's jovial attitude and seeming harmlessness won him over.

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** Also, he did suspect Long John Silver to be the "one-legged seafaring man" Billy Bones warned him of, but Silver's jovial attitude and seeming harmlessness won him over.over.
** Due to the high frequency of mutilation in the WoodenShipsAndIronMen period, there were hundreds of one-legged men in the British Isles at that time. Jim was suspicious at first, but eventually decided that his fears were unjustified.
11th Jan '14 1:14:18 PM Solarn
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** [[LiteralMinded John has two legs. It's just that one of them is made of wood.]]

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** [[LiteralMinded John has two legs. It's just that one of them is made of wood.]]]]
** Also, he did suspect Long John Silver to be the "one-legged seafaring man" Billy Bones warned him of, but Silver's jovial attitude and seeming harmlessness won him over.
13th Dec '13 7:26:47 AM Astfgl407
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* Why is it that after Jim is told to not trust a one- legged man does he trust John Silver into the crew?

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* Why is it that after Jim is told to not trust a one- legged man does he trust John Silver into the crew?crew?
** [[LiteralMinded John has two legs. It's just that one of them is made of wood.]]
19th Aug '13 12:34:41 PM m00n_Chaser
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