John Silver is surprised:
Good evening to ye, Barrister Eke,
I'd be telling ye no lie if I told ye that I was mightily surprised to be receiving a letter from your good self. I was of the feeling that ye were as much a disappointment as all the others who had been promising me so much but were sadly wanting when the time came to be fulfilling the promises, if you see me point.
There be a point where the prudent man will be deciding that he be unlikely to get much back for monies going out. I don't mind telling ye Barrister Eke that I have been a teetering about this point.
Ye be saying that ye can help me, that ye will lead me to the promised land. I be of a mind to follow to see where you be leading me. What are ye suggesting then?