A tangy pirate story in which a friend of the infamous Long John Silver (of Treasure Island fame) gets his just deserts -- companion volume to The End of Long John Silver. Ned Connor, of the Bon Homme Richard and already a veteran of pirate plots and desperate battles, is the hero, though only twenty. With him in this adventure is Jim Hawkins; and the two youths on a pirate craft have plenty of adventure recovering treasure. Most of the cast is taken from Treasure Island, and the authentic atmosphere- complete with ""Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum"" has almost the same chilling ring. The plot is thin-suspense is lacking- and one wonders how popular pirates are in these days of gangster games.