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1  "Easy all, Long John," cried Israel.
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2  Come away, Hawkins," he would say; "come and have a yarn with John.
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3  There," John would add, "you can't touch pitch and not be mucked, lad.
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4  Long John even got rid of two out of the six or seven I had already engaged.
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5  Long John Silver unearthed a very competent man for a mate, a man named Arrow.
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6  As I was waiting, a man came out of a side room, and at a glance I was sure he must be Long John.
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7  Long John told the story from first to last, with a great deal of spirit and the most perfect truth.
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8  And John would touch his forelock with a solemn way he had that made me think he was the best of men.
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9  When a mate brings a slip on his cable--one as knows me, I mean--it won't be in the same world with old John.
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10  "Everybody knowed you was a kind of a chapling, John; but there's others as could hand and steer as well as you," said Israel.
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11  Long John's eyes burned in his head as he took the chart, but by the fresh look of the paper I knew he was doomed to disappointment.
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12  We were all hard at work, changing the powder and the berths, when the last man or two, and Long John along with them, came off in a shore-boat.
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13  He was a great confidant of Long John Silver, and so the mention of his name leads me on to speak of our ship's cook, Barbecue, as the men called him.
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14  I was surprised at the coolness with which John avowed his knowledge of the island, and I own I was half-frightened when I saw him drawing nearer to myself.
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15  Long John Silver, he is called, and has lost a leg; but that I regarded as a recommendation, since he lost it in his country's service, under the immortal Hawke.
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16  The two gentlemen regretted that Black Dog had got away, but we all agreed there was nothing to be done, and after he had been complimented, Long John took up his crutch and departed.
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17  Now, to tell you the truth, from the very first mention of Long John in Squire Trelawney's letter I had taken a fear in my mind that he might prove to be the very one-legged sailor whom I had watched for so long at the old Benbow.
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18  But he was too deep, and too ready, and too clever for me, and by the time the two men had come back out of breath and confessed that they had lost the track in a crowd, and been scolded like thieves, I would have gone bail for the innocence of Long John Silver.
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19  He had a line or two rigged up to help him across the widest spaces--Long John's earrings, they were called; and he would hand himself from one place to another, now using the crutch, now trailing it alongside by the lanyard, as quickly as another man could walk.
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20  WHEN I had done breakfasting the squire gave me a note addressed to John Silver, at the sign of the Spy-glass, and told me I should easily find the place by following the line of the docks and keeping a bright lookout for a little tavern with a large brass telescope for sign.
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