Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnende, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich; Bomhoff, Derk
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1840
5e verb. dr.
Opmerking: Vert. van: Englisches Lesebuch für Anfänger, nebst Wörterbuch und Sprachlehre. - 1795
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 4085
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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part of North America, had the misfortune to
f(mnder his horse in a swamp, of which there
are many in that country, and, finding he could
not get him out, he was forced to take his
goods from his back, and carry them himself.
While he was thus pursuing his journey, almost
exhausted with fatigue, an Indian on horseback,
overtook 1) him, and compassionately offered to
take him and his pack to Crown-Point, the next
settlement, from which they were then at no very
considerable distance. Being arrived, the French-
man thought he might easily cheat the simple un-
suspecting Indian of his horse, and keep it as
his own: accordingly, while the Indian lay 2)
down to refresh himself, the ungrateful wretch
put his pack upon the horse, and rode 3) away
with him. The Indian waking, and missing the
Frenchman and his horse, immediately followed
them, and brought i) both back to Crown Point.
The Frenchman complained greatly of the cruel
treatment he met with, saying: > He overlook
the Indian in the woods, and out of kindness
let him ride with him to that place, and that
now the ungrateful villain wanted to cheat him
of his horse." — »A horse," continued he,
» which has carried me and iny goods these three
» years." Many people were now collected, and
on hearing this story, would have treated the
poor Indian very severely, but he begged they
would hear him befoie they passed judgement.
He then told 5) the story as it really happened,
a hut," says he, «as our stories are so much
alike, and you may not believe what I tell you,
lead the horse away, cover his head, and bring
him here again." This they presently did.
» Now," said he, addressing himself to the
Frenchman, » as you say the horse has been
yours for three years, you must know of the
blemish in one of his eyes, therefore name which
eye it is, and the horse is yours; if you cannot.