"like the old pirate in Treasure Island"
Treasure Island is another famous novel by the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson (see bookmark to Page 493. " I said Davy Balfour from Kidnapped "). The book is an adventure story about pirates searching for hidden treasure, narrated by Jim Hawkins, a young boy from a village in England.
Map drawn by Robert Louis Stevenson showing Treasure Island
Donna Tartt cites Treasure Island as a key influence on her second novel, The Little Friend.