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What is the black spot?
: The Black Spot is a literary device invented by
Robert Louis Stevenson
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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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