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** Plus, when you consider how frightened Jim was of Billy Bones himself, upon meeting a charming and friendly one-legged man such as Mr John Silver, it's possible Jim just reasoned that he was listening to the paranoid ravings of the story's villain. From page one, Jim was frightened by Billy Bones, but he wasn't ever truly frightened of Long John Silver, even up to the end of the story itself. He didn't always LIKE Silver, but he wasn't ever FRIGHTENED of him like he was Billy Bones


** 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 ostensibly ''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 ostensibly ''normal'' as Silver.Silver.
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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.


* 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


** 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.


** 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.


** 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.


** 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.


** 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.


** [[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.


* 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.]]

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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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