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
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money," said Robinson. "Here are a few guineassaid
the captain: "go to the harbour, and bespeak a place
on board of some ship." And with that he wished
him a good passage. When Robinson came to the
harbour, he was informed that there was no ship
ready to sail for Hamburgh. The man who told him
so was a captain trading to the Coast of Guinea.
This person taking a pleasure in Robinson's conversa-
tion invited him on board to drink a cup of tea in
the cabin with him. Robinson accepted the invita-
tion and went with him on board the ship.
The captain observing the great desire which Ro-
binson had to go to sea, proposed to him to go along
with him. " It will cost you nothing ," added he: "you
need not be at the least expense, and the voyage
will procure you great advantage." "That is all very
well," said Robinson: "but I have only three guineas;
what can I do with such a trifling sum? it is not
sufficient to trade with in the place you are going
to." "Well, I will lend you six guineas more," replied
the captain: " that will be all you require to buy
some few articles with which you can make your
fortune in Guinea, at least if fortune is a little favour-
able to us." "And what must I buy for that money ?"
asked Robinson. " Only some trifles," replied the cap-
tain : "all sorts of toys, glass beads, knives, scissors,
ribands, muskets, etc. The Negroes in Africa like all
these things so much that they will give you the
value of them a hundred times over in gold, ivory
and other articles."
Robinson, ravished with joy, forgot his father and
mother, and told the captain that he would make
the voyage with him. He therefore went directly to
town with a sailor, and employed his nine guineas
in buying the goods the captain had advised him