What a pity that this book is short on content and form. I remember it being read to me, when I was 10, and it literally enchanted me! Every word had meaning and painted a portrait of the persons, their adventures, their surroundings. You could almost see the book. This quality is totally gone, so has the magic. The storyline is followed drudgingly and grudgungly, with omission of all personal talking to,other persons and sometimes themselves. Never boring. It gave cachet, brilliance and humour to the tale told.
Indeed a grave mistake. A great pity also of Stevenson's very suitable soft voice. Two birds with clipped wings, the book and the narrator.
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