The Question and Answer section for Treasure Island is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Jim felt hopeful..... he described it as a "brightness" that fell upon him.
Suddenly a kind of brightness fell about me. I looked up; a pale glimmer of moonbeams had alighted on the summit of the Spy-glass, and soon after I saw something broad and...
Hands didn't succeed in doing much damage. The knife did not hit him with any force, and his wound was not deep.
When Jim spies on Hands, he comes to realize that Hands plans to kill him.