Tuesday, August 28, 2012

News at Eleven: But is it prudent for a boy as green as Jim

to put himself in the hands of--and onto the ship of--the daughter of his father's enemy? Long John Silver, who has outfitted a fine clipper, the Silver Nightingale, for the journey, tells him that it is. Silver also tells him he's just like his father used to be: "Very brave and very clever. Clever enough to know the value of an adventure, at any rate, and brave enough to carry it out!" Will such sly sycophancy be enough to persuade Jim to step aboard the Nightingale and face unknown dangers? Ask any 7-year-old boy.

from The New York Times: Buccaneers and Bullion


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