Titel: The history of Robinson Crusoe abridged: for the use of schools and private instruction
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Uitgave: Amsterdam: G. Portielje and son, 1855
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5559
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse letterkunde
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ship afloat if possible. At last a sailor came and laid
hold of Robinson, and shaking him, asked if he
would be the only one that remained lying there
without doing any thing, while all the others were
working themselves to death. So he got up, all weak
and powerless as he was, and went to one of the
In the mean-time the captain fired some guns, as
a signal of distress to any other ships that might be
near hand. Robinson, who did not know what this
noise signified, believed that the ship was going to
jieces and fell again into a swoon. A sailor who
lad taken Robinson's place, kicked him on one side
with his foot; the crew pumped with all their might,
but still the water rose higher and higher in the
hold, and the moment seemed to approach in which
the ship would sink. To lighteTi her a little, every
thing which could be spared, such as guns, bales,
barrels, etc., was thrown over board, but all this avail-
ed nothing.
Luckily another ship had heard the signal, and
now sent a boat to save the crew; but the waves
ran so high that for a long time it could not ap-
proach. At last however it came so near the stern,
that a rope could be thrown on board the ship; by
which means they drew the boat up, and all of
them that were able to stand, sprung into it to save
themselves. Robinson, who could not keep himself
upon his legs, was likewise thrown into the boat by
some compassionate sailors.
They had hardly left the ship when she sank. Luc-
kily at this moment the storm began to abate, other-
wise the waves would certainly have foundered the
boat, which at last, after many dangers, reached
the ship to which she belonged, and the people