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its interesting that robert louis stevenson chose a child to tell this story. in what ways would the story be different if one of the adult characters, such as captain smollett or long john silver had told the story

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The story would lose the innocence and sense of adventurous wonder that a child brings to the story. As Jim Hawkins matures and comes of age, the reader feels like they are growing with him.