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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201063
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to purchase, and ordered them to be brought on
board. The next day, the wind being favourable, they
weighed anchor and put to sea. They passed the
Straits of Dover without the least disaster, and found
themselves in a short time in the middle of the At-
lantic Ocean, where they had such contrary winds
for several days, that they were driven on farther and
farther towards the coast of America.
One evening the mate announced, that he disco-
vered a fire at a great distance, and that he had
heard several gunshots, which came from the same
side. Every one hastened to come upon deck, where
all saw the fire and plainly heard some shots. The
captain carefully examined his chart, but found that
in that quarter there was no land within a hundred
leagues distance, from which they all concluded that
this fire could be nothing but a ship on fire. It
was immediately resolved to assist the unfortunate
crew and they steered to that point. Soon after their
supposition was confirmed, for they really discovered
a large ship entirely on fire. The captain instantly
ordered five guns to be fired as a signal to the
poor people that there was a ship' at hand to assist
them. These orders were scarcely executed, when to
their amazement they saw the ship which was on fire
suddenly blow up with great violence, and soon af-
ter every thing went to the bottom; the fire then
appeared to be quenched all at once; the flames had
apparently reached the powder-room, and thus occa-
sioned this sad accident.
VIII LESSON.
As yet they did not know what had become of
these poor people. Possibly they might have saved
themselves in their boats before the ship blew up.
The captain therefore ordered signal guns to be fired
during the night, so that the distressed people might