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          Long John Silver is one of the best characters in Treasure Island. He is everything anyone would imagine a pirate would be; he is sly, cunning, and peg-legged with a parot on his shoulder. Long John Silver sets the trademark cliche of the classic pirateband tuat is why a lot of other popular pirates are based on his characteristics.             Long John Silver is a lot like an older and wiser version of Jim Hawkins, they share a lot of the same qualities. They are both brave, well-spoken, very practical and both are quick to change sides if need be. The only difference is that Long John Silver is a pirate, or "gentleman of fortune" as he likes to be called.             Also, there are many examples of Long John Silver's very persuasive manner. He tricks Squire Trelawny into believing him over th captain. The fact that Squire Trelawny believes in duty and class shows how persuasive Long John Silver is. It is also very interesting to see him convince young Dick Johnson to join the pirates while they were on the Hispaniola..                  So, one thing that...

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