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He was left on the island by buccaneers (marooned), had been there for three years, and stayed alive by eating goats, berries, and oysters.
"I had heard the word, and I knew it stood for a horrible kind of punishment common enough among the buccaneers, in which the offender is put ashore with a little powder and shot and left behind on some desolate and distant island.
"Marooned three years agone," he continued, "and lived on goats since then, and berries, and oysters. Wherever a man is, says I, a man can do for himself. But, mate, my heart is sore for Christian diet. You mightn't happen to have a piece of cheese about you, now? No? Well, many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese--toasted, mostly--and woke up again, and here I were."
** Just to let you know.......... when we see answers (a number) nest to the questions, we think (or at least I think) they've already been answered. Sorry about that!
Treasure Island/ Chapter 15
and how has he managed to stay alive these three years?
I personally havent seen this part of the movie but i would probably think from the previous chapter that he was probably driven away for some reason by the guy who was on the ship with him on the:12th chapter i think it was :) hope this helps
And for he 1st question you asked I think he survived the three years on the island because he was intelstulatated in his mind with the guy on the boat :) hope this helps your question emma @ this stage in time
Have you watched the movie heidi ?
What does intelstulatated mean?
And has Chelsea actually read the book?