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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know where the ship was that was come to their as-
sistance. He likewise hung out lanterns that they
might he able to find the ship.
At daybreak they indeed discovered by means of
their telescopes two boats full of people, tossing up
and down in the midst of the waves. It was observed,
that the wind being contrary they rowed with all their
might towards the ship, therefore the captain ordered
the colours to be hoisted as a signal, that they had
seen them, and intended coming to their assistance;
at the same time putting the ship towards them
with full sail, they luckily reached them in about
half an hour's time.
They were sixty in number, men, women and
children, who were all received on board. What a
pathetic scene did not these miserable people afford
when they were so happily delivered! Some cried
for joy, others danced all about the vessel, while
some were pale and silent and stood wringing their
hands. Some refreshments were given to these poor
people, who were almost wasted with hunger and
fatigue. The question now arose where these poor
people were to be put on shore. To take them on
to Guinea was not practicable, for two reasons: in
the first place, how could such unfortunate people
make such a long voyage to a country where they
had nothing to do.? And then again there were no
provisions enough in the ship for so many mouths
during the voyage. The captain resolved to bring
them to Newfoundland, where they would soon be
able to find an opportunity to return to France
with some French vessels that visited those coasts for
the cod-fishery.
They sailed to Newfoundland, where some French
ships took these unfortunate people on board. The