Long John Silver came with a white flag of truce and proposed a deal to Captain Smollet. The Captain declined the offer and Long John Silver said that the mutineers would kill them all. The honest men and the mutineers battled but in the end the end they scared off the pirates. After the battle Jim snuck off because he wanted to cut the ropes on the Hispaniola.
But Jim did not have a boat to get to the Hispaniola to cut the ropes thet anchored it in place.
So he took Ben Gunn's boat and paddled out to the Hispaniola. When he got close enough to the schooner he cut the rope.He got on the Hispaniola and saw Israel Hands and another pirate.