Study Guide

Pew in Treasure Island

By Robert Louis Stevenson


Pew is the blind pirate who delivers the black spot – a summons to appear at a certain time – to Billy Bones. After seeing Pew, Billy Bones has a sudden heart attack (from fear? anger? We don't know, exactly, but Pew does seem like one tough customer). Pew is killed when he runs into the street trying to flee the Admiral Benbow Inn. He's accidentally run down by the tax collectors who arrive on horseback to help save Jim and his mother from this pirate band.