Barrister Eke wonders what is happening:
DEAR MR SILVER,
I AM WRITTING TO INQUIRE IF YOU ARE BACK FROM YOUR CRUISE WITH MR JIM HAWKINS . IF SO COULD YOU PLEASE GET BACK TO SOON
John Silver announces his return:
Good evening to ye, Barrister Eke!
I be back on deck after a most pleasant cruise with Jim lad through the Whitsundays. It be a mighty fine thing to be sailing the waters up there and I be mighty refreshed from my exploits!
Please, will ye be telling me what has been happening with your good self?
Yours bronzed and salty,