At the Sign of the “Spy-Glass”
by Robert Louis Stevenson from Treasure Island
Chapter VIII passage: In 1883, Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson published his iconic adventure tale “Treasure Island.” The novel introduced the world to the nefarious Long John Silver. This passage is the first meeting of the protagonist, Jim Hawkins, and Silver. After reading the passage, students will answer questions on character traits, the setting, and the language.