The book drags out the more boring parts and the parts I might like are super-sped-up. For example; the time David spends on the ship is slow with lots of narrative description, and the time he spends with his lawyer is completed in a page and a half.
Summary of plot: David leaves his hometown to go seek fortune but his evil uncle wants to keep it. Then, kidnapped by sailors (arranged by his uncle!), David must get back to safety and reclaim his fortune.