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What is the black spot?
: The Black Spot is a literary device invented by
Robert Louis Stevenson
, author of
the novel Treasure Island
In the book pirates are presented with a "black spot" to officially pronounce a verdict of guilt or judgment. It consists of a circular piece of paper or card with one side blackened and the other side bearing a message and placed in the hand of the accused.
© The black spot prepared by pirates from the book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Hello! The hold where the powder was stored had a special name, a feminine name (I think). Do you know it?
When sailors suffering from scurvy arrived at an island, the disease regressed and disappeared. Why?
I have for a long time been looking for the exact name of a prow sculpture that had a face carved mostly in wood and was laid in front of a sailboat. Could pirates decorate their boats with such sculptures?
What actually was the grapple used for? Could it be used for things other than collision? Could it serve as the butt of a weapon (the cap) of the gun that was not used to fire only?
Being a history buff I know that there were times when at the palace of Versailles kings defecated on the stairs. What was he in the galleons?
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