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noun
(italics) a novel (1883) by R. L. Stevenson.
an artificial island in San Francisco Bay, in W California; naval base.
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Treasure Island

(1883) A novel by Robert Louis Stevenson about a young boy, Jim Hawkins, who joins with two men in hiring a ship to search for buried treasure. Among the ship's crew are the pirate Long John Silver and his men, who are after the treasure for themselves. With considerable pluck, and the aid of his friends, Jim foils their plans and gains the treasure.

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