Stevenson wrote Treasure Island when he saw his nephew use watercolours to paint the map of an island. He began to give the island names: Skeleton Island or Spyglass Hill, util finally writing “Treasure Island” in the upper right-hand part of the page.
After a long illness (“for fourteen years I have not known a single day of health“, he wrote), he died on the Island of Upolu, in the South Pacific, where he was living at the time.
Do you think he found his treasure on that island?
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