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"As for Ben Gunn, he got a thousand pounds, which he spent or lost in three weeks... Then he was given a lodge to keep, exactly as he feared...
     Of [Long John] Silver we have heard no more. ...I daresay he met his old Negress, and perhaps still lives in comfort with her and Captain Flint*...
     The bar silver and the arms still lie, for all that I know, where Flint** buried them... [on] that accursed island;    and the worst of dreams that ever I have are when I hear the surf booming along its coasts, or start upright in bed, with the sharp voice of Captain Flint* still ringing in my ears:    'Pieces of eight! pieces of eight!' "
[Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island.]

(*-the parrot.    **-the pirate!)

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