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Treasure Island
Music: Sir Hubert Parry
An excited English gentleman hires a ship for a treasure-hunt, but doesn’t check his crew’s credentials.

AFTER the landlord of the Admiral Benbow inn died, times were hard for his widow and his son Jim.

Otherwise, they would not have put up with their solitary resident, a rough, foul-mouthed seaman calling himself ‘Captain Billy Bones’.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Tour. Visit.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Visit. Ship. Guess.

Use together in one sentence: Hoard. Treasure. Resident.

More games: Précis. Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

Marooned!
Music: Charles Villiers Stanford
Jim Hawkins, on a remote desert island, has escaped pirates only to be caught by a shadowy figure among the trees.

“WHO are you?” I asked.

“Ben Gunn,” he answered, and his voice sounded hoarse and awkward, like a rusty lock. “I’m poor Ben Gunn, I am; and I haven’t spoke with a Christian these three years.”

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Each. Every. All.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Hold. Ship. Cry.

Use together in one sentence: Buckle. About. Sea.

More games: Précis. Sevens. Jigsaw. Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

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