Titel: The history of Robinson Crusoe abridged: for the use of schools and private instruction
Auteur: [niet beschikbaar]
Uitgave: Amsterdam: G. Portielje and son, 1855
3e dr
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5559
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse letterkunde
Trefwoord: Vertalingen (vorm)
Bekijk als:      
Scan: Afbeeldinggrootte:
   The history of Robinson Crusoe abridged: for the use of schools and private instruction
Vorige scan Volgende scanScanned page
were all taken on board. This ship was bound for
London, where she arrived in a few days. The crew
went on shore and every one was full of joy at his
narrow escape from death.
The first thing Robinson did, was to see all he
could of the city of London, forgetting the past, and
never bestowing a thought on the future. At last
his stomach reminded him, that some victuals were
necessary, if one would remain alive in this great
city. He therefore went to seek for the captain with
whom he was come, and begged that he might dine
with him. This man reckoned it a pleasure to receive
him kindly. During the repast he asked the lad,
what his motive was in coming to London, and what
he intended to do there. Robinson related to him
freely, that he had only undertaken this voyage for
his pleasure, and even without having acquainted
his parents of his intentions, and that he did not know
what to do now. "Without acquainting your parents !"
exclaimed the captain: "believe me, young libertine,
had I known that in Hamburgh, I would not have
taken you on board under any consideration whatever."
Robinson cast down his eyes and blushed. "What
shall I do now?" asked he sobbing. "What you must
do?" replied the other: "you must return to your
parents, throw yourself at their feet and beg their
pardon for your rashness ; that is what you must
do." "Will you bring me back to Hamburgh?" asked
Robinson. "I?" replied the captain: "have you then
forgot that my ship is lost? I shall not return be-
fore I have found an opportunity of buying ano-
ther, and perhaps that may last longer than you
will be allowed to stay here. You must go back by
the first ship which sails for Hamburgh, and even
rather to-day than to-morrow." "Yes, but I have no