What were two reasons that the narrator was happy to meet the “very man he required”?
I wished a round score of men—in case of natives, buccaneers, or the odious French—and I had the worry of the deuce itself to find so much as half a dozen, till the most remarkable stroke of fortune brought me the very man that I required.
I was standing on the dock, when, by the merest accident, I fell in talk with him. I found he was an old sailor, kept a public-house, knew all the seafaring men in Bristol, had lost his health ashore, and wanted a good berth as cook to get to sea again. He had hobbled down there that morning, he said, to get a smell of the salt.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. Cassell and Company, 1883. Print.
The man sold gear to sailors, so he knew many who wanted work, and the man wanted to go back to the sea.
The man owned a shop where ladies bought their goods and they wanted their husbands to go back to the sea.
The man knew many local sailors who could be new hires and he wanted to go back to the sea, himself.
The man owned a bar where many sailors would go to get drunk and the man had become sick at the sea.
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