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They reach port in Bristol just as Mr. Blandly was beginning to plan the consort. Only five men have returned from the voyage. They share the treasure among themselves. Captain Smollet retires. Gray settles down in life and becomes a mate on a ship he partly owns. Ben Gunn, after spending his money in nineteen days, lived on in the port.
They never ever hear of Long John Silver. The bars of Silver and the arms -- the remaining treasure still lies on Treasure Island. Jim says that the voice of the surf hitting the rocks and the parrot, Captain Flintís sharp voice `Pieces of eight, pieces of eightí still rings in his ears.
And so it is pack off time. Great masses of gold are transferred from the cave to the boat. From the boat to the ship. The mutineers are not seen until the ship has sailed and they are left stranded.. Stevensonís art of maintaining the suspense is commendable. They sail far off: Everybody in the ship had to work, for there were very few men left. They head to Spanish America. The tone throughout this chapter is one of relief. Stevenson is summing up his novel.
When the crew return to the ship after they stroll on land, Ben Gunn informs them that Silver had fled. He accepts that he helped him do so as he saw danger in having Silver with them when they return to England.
The story ends when Jim tells the reader about Ben Gunn spending all the money in few days, and the retirement of Captain Smollet. The author doesnít add anything more to the plot by bringing Silver back. He never comes back. But his parrot Captain Flint haunts Jim in his dreams and he often hears it scream: "Pieces of eight Pieces of eight."
Thus ends Jimís adventure.
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