PART TWO: The Sea-cook
Chapter 12: Council of War
"Jim here," said the doctor, "can help us more than
anyone. The men are not shy with him, and Jim is a
"Hawkins, I put prodigious faith in you," added the squire.
I began to feel pretty desperate at this, for I felt
altogether helpless; and yet, by an odd train of
circumstances, it was indeed through me that safety came.
In the meantime, talk as we pleased, there were only
seven out of the twenty-six on whom we knew we could
rely; and out of these seven one was a boy, so that the
grown men on our side were six to their nineteen.