Your attention, please: of you have no taste for pirates stories, then this is the wrong book for you. Shut it, put it away in a chest and hide it in a secret place for some other reader to find it! But if you do like adventures with fierce pirates and treasure maps, with skeletons and cutlasses and mutinies, then allow me to introduce myself: my name is Jim Hawkins, and I am going to tell you the most Piratefull of all pirate stories. And I know it first hand, mind you. Because… I was there.