Blind Pew was a human man.
An 18th century pirate captain, this tall and cruel man served under Captain Flint alongside Long John Silver. However, he lost his sight in an unknown accident (presumably related to his activities as a buccaneer) and, after Flint's death, was reduced to a beggar who still served Silver on occasions. Cackling with glee and not shirking before the necessity to hurt a child, Blind Pew was the one who delivered the Black Spot to William Bones at the Benbow Inn.
Behind the scenesEdit
Blind Pew appeared in the 1950 film Treasure Island and a few other Disney adaptations and parodies of the Treasure Island story.
In the original novel, Long John Silver gives some background about Pew later on, explaining that Flint gave him a sizable share of his treasure before burying it, in retribution for loyal services, but Pew squandered the entire loot in a few months, living like a king, before being reduced to a beggar — Silver notes that this irresponsibility makes him despise Pew.
Stevenson reused the character of Pew in the play Admiral Guinea, where he revealed his first name to be "David" — a fact neither confirmed not denied as far as the sinister man's Disney self is concerned.