Billy Bones, an old sea captain staying at the inn owned by young Jim
Hawkins and his mother, was visited by some old friends and had a fatal
seizure. Among his effects the Hawkinses fought a treasure map, and the
local squire and doctor undertook to follow it to some place in the Caribbean
to find the treasure. In Bristol, where they went to buy a ship, they bought a
particular one and staffing it with sailors recommended by the one-legged
bar-keeper Long John Silver, who also persuaded Dr. Livesey and Squire
Trelawney to hire him as cook...