- List all of the characters in this scene.
- What is a musket?
- But the pirates give up the fight - for now
What do the words ‘for now’ suggest about how the pirates are feeling?
- Read the extract: But the pirates give up the fight - for now. Jim and the others exchange news It turns out that the stockade they’re in was built many years ago by Captain
Flint as a stronghold if ever he should be attacked. Squire Trelawney and the others just beat Silver and the pirates to it - though they lost a couple of good
men in so doing. They managed to salvage enough guns, ammunition and food from the ship to keep them going for a couple of weeks but not much
Do you think Squire Trelawney has been victorious over Silver?
- What do you think a flag of truce is?
- Why do you think that Captain Smollet is unhappy with Captain Silver?
- What does desertion mean?
- Can you think of three questions of your own to ask your reader?