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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Islands, when on the seventh day, at daybreak, a
sailor made all the crew rejoice, by suddenly cal-
ling out: ^^LandP' Every one hastened to come upon
the maindeck to see what land it was. But at the
same moment their joy was turned into the most
fearful anxiety. The ship struck aground, and all
those that were upon deck received such a violent
shock that they all fell down; they had got on a
sandbank, and the ship immediately remained as im-
moveably fixed upon the shoal as if she had been
nailed to it. In a moment the foaming waves threw
so much water upon deck, that all were forced to
fly into the hold and cabin, if they would save
themselves from being washed away by the waves.
The crew were now all crying most lamentably,
and groaning and sighing enough to move a heart
of stone. Some were praying to God, others crying
aloud, some in despair pulled their hair out of their
heads, others were without motion just like dead
men; among these was Robinson who was more
dead than alive.
Suddenly they cried out that the ship vfas going
to pieces. This terrible news gave them all new life;
they ran directly upon deck, put out the long boat
in great haste, and jumped all into it; this vessel
was so full of people that there hardly remained a
hand's breadth between the gunwales and the water.
The land was yet so far distant and the storm so vio-
lent that every one considered it impossible for them to
reach the shore. Notwithstanding they did their best
by rowing, and luckily the wind drove them toward^
land; but all at once they saw a wave come rolling
on, mountain high, towards the boat. At this terri-
ble sight they all remained paralysed with fear and
let the oars drop from their hands. This treraenduous