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Like any other youngster, Jim is delighted with his achievement. He starts enjoying his lonely exploration listening to the sounds of nature. Jim observes the various forms of vegetation in the island. When he hears footsteps nearing him, he knows that he is in danger. Jim recognizes Silverís voice and is reminded of the responsibility entrusted to him by his superiors. He draws near Silver to listen to his conversation, his curiosity is aroused. He hears the voice of Tom, who confronts Silver. When he expresses his disappointment, his sentence is cut with a strange noise the sound except Silver who tells them that it's the death scream of Alan. His cool and unpretentious attitude is again highlighted here. Tom is furious at this and he walks out on Silver. Silver doesnít waste any time to get rid of Tom. After knocking him down with his crutch, he stabs Tom to death.
This is for the first time that Jim witnesses the killing of a man, so ruthlessly. Jim is shocked. This incident makes it amply clear that if any body dared to turn against Silver they should get ready to kiss goodbye to their lives.
When Jim regains his composure, he observes Silver cleaning his blood stained knife. Jimís fears are again aroused when he hears Silver signaling something try blowing a whistle.
This incident brings out the fearful nature of the protagonist. He doesnít want to die and runs away. He reacts thus because he has experienced the utter ruthlessness of the mutineers. He stops when finds a strange creature moving in front if him. The childish conclusion of Jim takes the reader away from the original plot when suddenly Stevenson plants an entirely new character. He doesnít reveal the character in this chapter and forever you to turn to the next chapter.
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