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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In the mean time a Portuguese ship, bound for
Brazil in America, arriving from Lisbon, Robinson
made the acquaintance of the master, and hearing
him speak of gold-dust and precious stones he
eagerly wished to go to that country to gather riches
there. Seeing that the Portuguese captain was incli-
ned to take him along with him without payment,
and hearing that the English one would be obliged
to stop there for at least a fortnight, he could no
longer resist his desire of going farther. He freely
then declared to his friend, the English captain, that
he wished to leave him in order to make a voyage
to Brazil. This man, who had been informed a few
days before by Robinson himself that he was tra-
velling round the world without the knowledge of
his parents, was glad to get rid of him, and made
him a present of the money which he had lent him
in England.
Robinson went on board of the Portuguese ship,
and behold him now on his way to Brazil. Passing
the island of Teneriff, he viewed with astonishment
the high mountain, called the Peak, which is upon
that island, and which is one of the highest moun-
tains in the world.
Darkness already covered the sea, but the summit
of this mountain still glittered in the beams of the
sun as if it had been entirely on fire!
For several days afterwards they had a happy
voyage; but suddenly there arose a violent hurricane ,
which blew from the south-west; the foaming waves
were piled up mountain high and tossed the ship
backwards and forwards. This terrible storm conti-
nued for six days, and drove the ship so far away,
that the captain and mate quite lost their reckoning
and did not know where they were. They still sup-
posed that they could not be far from the Caribbee-