The Question and Answer section for Treasure Island is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Jim concludes the ship is either deserted or the crew is drunk because no one was steering.
To and fro, up and down, north, south, east, and west, the HISPANIOLA sailed by swoops and dashes, and at each repetition ended as she had begun, with idly...
The pirates had taken over the ship. The Captain and his men left in order to preserve their lives.