Them that die'll be the lucky ones.
 Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (1883). copy citation

Author Robert Louis Stevenson
Source Treasure Island
Topic death luck
Date 1883
Language English


“«There!» he cried. «That's what I think of ye. Before an hour's out, I'll stove in your old block house like a rum puncheon. Laugh, by thunder, laugh! Before an hour's out, ye'll laugh upon the other side. Them that die'll be the lucky ones.»
And with a dreadful oath he stumbled off, ploughed down the sand, was helped across the stockade, after four or five failures, by the man with the flag of truce, and disappeared in an instant afterwards among the trees.” source

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