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Mount Treasure Ch2Chapter Two: Jim Opens the Map
"Yes, sir, that is correct. Alright, we appreciate your help. Thank you, goodbye."
The sound of the front door shutting alerts Jim to return to his seat. He'd been studying the Doctor's audiphone. Not that the Doctor would mind. In fact, he'd probably be delighted. Perhaps even to the point of demonstrating to Jim how it worked and tell him when it was made and what model it was and what so-and-so-smart-guy had to say about it.
That is why Jim nonchalantly walks away from it.
The Doctor enters just as Jim is sitting on a sofa. "Well, the constabulary is on the case, although it seems that those rotten pirates have fled without a trace." He pauses for a moment before saying, "And I'm afraid that the old Benbow Inn has . . . burned to the ground."
Jim looks up at his mother, seated in a plush armchair. Her head is buried in her hands. Her shoulders shudder slightly.
Jim looks away.
"There, there, Sarah. I'm sure we can build a new one. Just with time
Mount Treasure Ch 1Chapter One: Welcome to the Town of Montressor
Jim Hawkins has never been the easiest of boys to control.
Well, that's the understatement of the century.
Jim Hawkins is an absolute nightmare of a boy. He's a loner, he's quiet, when you make him talk he's disrespectful, he's the kind of kid that is totally brilliant and completely demented. Keep your kids far away.
At least, that's what the whole town of Montressor says.
His teachers will tell him one thing, and he'll argue to the end of the earth that the opposite is true (even if he doesn't believe it). His neighbors say a friendly word in greeting, he pretends not to hear. His mom wants him to do chores or help out with the work at the Inn she runs, well, what does he get out of it?
At fifteen years old, James Pleiades Hawkins has more adults figured out than the average textbook does mathematical equations, and he's not at all impressed. Why follow society when all you do is end up like that? A tiresome teacher, a polite politician,
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