S IS FOR STEVENSON: ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON!
THE A- Z CHALLENGE.
Born 13 November 1850 RL Stevenson died in Samoa on 3 December 1894.
In 1890, the highly aclaimed Scots writer settled on the island of Upolu, Samoa, building a 2 story house upon his estate at Vailima. The house still stands, having been extended and later used as the German Governor's house during their colonial period, later falling into disrepair. Now renovated, the building is a museum dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson.
Under the wide and starry sky,Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.