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My All Time Favourite Book (March Contest)

I read, once more, my favourite book,
Come sit with me and chance a look;
A daring story of the age,
Excitement romps on every page.

A yarn is told of Jim and John,
Billy Bones ~ and everyone;
Conspiring, swigging rum and gin,
Snug inside the Spyglass Inn.

With a map that time forgot,
Flint had drawn and marked the spot;
Wide eyed faces beam with pleasure
Boasting of his buried treasure.

The folded map safe in his wallet
Squire John scouts out Captain Smollet;
The captain learns the cunning tale
And on the tide the crew set sail.

Voyaging on for many-a-mile
Westering to a treasure isle;
Nestling in a sea splashed sun
Where no one lives ~ save for Ben Gunn.

Twixt mutineers a plot is made
The captain's crew are thus betrayed;
Though pirates many cheers are none...
They dig to find the treasure gone.

But then the wily men are told
In Benn Gunn's cave they'll find the gold
They all return to England's shore
And swear to fortune seek no more.

The tale ends well, as good tales do,
A jolly story told anew;
A happy end, by hook or crook...
And so I close my favourite book.

Treasure Island
R.L. Stevenson

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story, that could do without the [hale], the extra word just ship-wrecks the whole line. Otherwise, I find no fault. ~ Geezer.
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You are right Geezer. Having edited out the offending word the line makes more sense. Captain Smollet will be pleased.
Thank you for steering me safely to port, you are a treasure.

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Critique is a compliment
Kind regards, Alan
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but my most favorite book is, and will always remain, The Decameron, a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, written in the 14th century. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. No, it isn't like our modern tasteless pornography or the church would have put her heavy foot on it long ago. I have an old copy on my bookshelf and I still read those delicious escapades told by ladies and gents while they were secluded on an estate, far from the pestilence that ravaged medieval Italy. However, I still love those Pirate stories. Aargh!
Jerry

It's great to meet someone who actually knows what their favourite book is. Yours sounds to be an exiting read. I recall a movie with Vincent Price 'The Masque of the Red Death' I think. I wonder if it is based around your book.
Can't wait to read your poem and have a little chat about it.

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Critique is a compliment
Kind regards, Alan
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A great write and must be in the lead for the comp ,
I have badly written about the book I was given when I was only 5 or around that age,
I still have it around somewhere ..
Take care have a great Month ,
Yours Ian ..

Words can build a nation

Early in the month yet. Time for plenty more peeks into members' favourite books. I look forward to reading them.

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Critique is a compliment
Kind regards, Alan
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