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Ben Gunn receives a message asking for help from his friend Old Black Jack Flack on Yonder Island. Ben wants to borrow Long John Silver's boat to reach the island but the pirate will only give it him if he gets the map from Jim. Will Ben betray one friend to help another?

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x11
Airdate: Friday November 19th, 1993



Recap

One day, Jim Hawkins is sweeping up Ben Gunn’s treehouse when the marooner finds a box of corks, intending to use them for a game of chess against someone called Old Black Jack Flack. The questioning Jim asks who Jack is and Ben explains he’s the saltiest seadog ever set sail, marooned on Yonder Island. The perplexed Jim asks how the two can play chess if Ben’s here and Jack’s there when a bell rings. Ben puts a bucket on a pulley rope and it goes down and picks a bottle from the water and comes back to Ben through a clever system. Long John Silver and Rat, who are nearby spying, watch this.. Apparently, Ben and Jack send their next moves via a message in a bottle. However, the message in this bottle says help. Ben realises Jack’s in trouble and goes to save him, as he’s the only one who knows him. Ben hasn’t fixed the hole in his boat so he goes off on foot. Due to Ben running off, he doesn’t hear Jim say he can help...

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