The Man of the Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson from Treasure Island
Chapter XV passage: Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote “Treasure Island” which was published in 1883. In the novel, the British boy Jim Hawkins finds a mysterious map that could lead him to treasure. He meets many characters, including the pirate Long John Silver, in his quest to locate the treasure. Students will read the passage and respond to questions about the language and the plot.