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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll prepares a potion which makes the person more younger and cruel for some time. That potion converts Dr. Jekyll to a brutal person namely Mr. Hyde who commit serious crimes. Mr. utterson finds all this fishy and investigates the case. By the time the potion was overpowering the doctor and slowly he started turning into a split personality. Sometimes he changes into Mr. Hyde without the use of potion. He gets annoyed with this change ...
Kidnapped
If 'Treasure Island' is the pirate story par excellence, then 'Kidnapped' is the romantic Scots adventure story of all time. Written in 1886, it is set in the turmoil and aftermath of the 1746 Jacobite Scots rebellion against the English at Culloden - events that established much of the national Scots character, which persists to this day. The story follows David Balfour, the canny eighteen year old, who is keen to seek his fortune. He sets out from the ...
Treasure Island (Thriller/Action)
An old sailor, calling himself “the captain” but really called Billy Bones, comes to lodge at the Admiral Benbow Inn on the English coast during the mid 1700s, paying the innkeeper's son, Jim Hawkins, a few pennies to keep a lookout for “seafaring men.” One of these shows up, frightening Billy (who drinks far too much rum) into a stroke, and Billy tells Jim that his former shipmates covet the contents of his sea chest. After a visit from another man, Bil...
Treasure Island (Literature)
When a pirate comes to young Jim Hawkin's home, which is also an inn, with the warning, "Keep your weather-eye open for a seafaring man with one leg," Jim watches out for him. But then the pirate has a stroke and dies and Jim finds the oilskin packet with a treasure map inside. After showing this map to Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawny, they decide to go to the island in search of the treasure. They knew the old pirate's ex-comrads would be looking ou...


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