Schools & Districts
All of Shmoop
Cite This Page
Kindle: Learning Guide
Nook: Learning Guide
Robert Louis Stevenson
Best of the Web
Chapter 27 Summary
Chapter 25 Summary
Table of Contents
AP English Language
AP English Literature
SAT Test Prep
ACT Exam Prep
Search for Colleges
What you want to study:
AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, AND GENDER STUDIES
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED CLINICAL SCIENCES
HEALTH-RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
HIGH SCHOOL/SECONDARY DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES
INTERPERSONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
MECHANIC AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES
PERSONAL AWARENESS AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (JROTC, ROTC)
SECURITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION/INDUSTRIAL ARTS
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
District Of Columbia
Search for Colleges
Treasure Island Chapter 26 Summary
arrives at the northern end of the island.
Because they have no anchor, they have to wait until the tide goes out a bit so they can beach the ship.
So Jim hangs out with Israel Hands.
Israel wants Jim to throw O'Brien's body overboard because it's bad luck to have a corpse aboard, but Jim isn't strong enough.
Israel wants Jim to go below deck to get a bottle of wine – he claims the brandy has become too strong for him.
Jim starts to get suspicious of why Israel wants him off the deck, but he decides to play along.
He says he'll go below for wine, but that he'll have to spend a long time looking for it.
Jim makes a lot of noise as he goes below deck, then creeps back up to watch Israel Hands.
Even though he's injured, Israel gets up and manages to find a knife hidden in a coil of rope. Jim realizes that he can move around and is now armed.
Jim is sure Israel Hands means to kill him. But before that happens, he and Hands both want the same thing: they want to beach the ship in a sheltered place so that it will be safe.
Jim thinks Israel Hands won't kill him until the
Jim slips back into the cabin, grabs a bottle of wine, and brings it to Israel Hands.
Israel pretends not to have moved. He also acts like he's on his deathbed.
Jim tells him he should say his prayers.
Israel Hands replies that he's been at sea 30 years, and he's never seen anything good happen to a good man.
Hands then tells Jim to follow his directions exactly so they can arrive at the North Inlet.
Jim gets so involved in this final bit of steering that he forgets to watch Hands. It's only instinct that makes him turn around just as Hands is drawing a knife on him.
Jim leaps to the side and lets go of the steering lever, which suddenly hits Hands in the chest.
Jim uses this moment to reach for one of his pistols.
He pulls the trigger but nothing happens – the pistol has become soaked with seawater and isn't usable.
Hands leaps for Jim again, and the two start dodging back and forth.
hits ground and tips at an angle.
Both Israel Hands and Jim roll straight down the deck.
Jim quickly recovers and climbs up to the top of the mast.
There he reloads his pistols while Hands starts climbing up the rigging with his knife in his teeth.
Jim warns Hands that if he keeps climbing, Jim will blow his brains out.
Hands says he and Jim will have to come to an agreement – but even as he's saying this, something comes flying through the air to pin Jim's shoulder to the mast.
It's the knife: Hands has thrown it at him.
As the knife hits Jim, he fires his two pistols. The bullets hit Hands, who falls dead into the sea below.
Need help with College?
© 2013 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved. We love your brain and respect your privacy. |
© 2013 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved. We love your brain and respect your privacy.