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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captain returned directly, proceeded with a favoura-
ble wind on his voyage to the Coast of Guinea, and
in a short time they had again run more than a
hundred leagues.
One morning they discovered a large ship, drifting
towards them, they heard her fire some guns as sig-
nals of distress, and when she neared them they
saw that she had lost her masts and was entirely
disabled. They steered to the damaged ship, and
when they came near enough to hail those that
were on board, the unfortunate people cried out to
them , with uplifted hands: " Save! oh save a ship full
of miserable wretches, who will perish if you have no
compassion with them." The crew asked them for an
account of their misfortunes, on which one of them
gave the following narrative:
"We are English, that were bound to the French
island of Martinique to fetch a cargo of coffee. While
at anchor there, and just upon the point of setting
sail, our captain and the second mate went on
shore to buy some necessaries, and during their ab-
sence a storm arose, attended by a violent whirl-
wind , which broke our cable and drove us to sea
out of the harbour. The hurricane lasted with the
utmost violence for three days and three nights;
we lost our masts and vfere driven to some hundreds
of leagues distance. Unluckily not one of us knows
how to steer a ship; it is now upwards of eight
weeks that we have been tossed about from the one
side to the other; all our provisions are exhausted
and several of us are almost starving."
The captain immediately gave orders to launch the
boat, put some provisions in it, and went himself
with Robinson to the ship. They found the crew in
the most pitiful situation; they all seemed starving