"He is the only man of whom Barbecue was afraid"
Even Legendary Pirate Long John Silver was Afraid of Captain Hook
Public DomainEven Legendary Pirate Long John Silver was Afraid of Captain Hook - Credit: N. C. Wyeth

Barrie boosts Captain Hook's fearsome reputation by comparing him to Robert Louis Stevenson's legendary Quartermaster in Treasure Island (1912), Long John Silver. Responsible for food and water rations, (hence the name Barbecue), he struck fear into the heart of many pirates. Like Hook, Long John Silver "had good schooling":