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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tioii, to defend liiniseJf to the iast extremity. IJe
repaire<l anew to the top of the hill, whence he
intended to observe all the motions of the enemy.
From that elevation he plainly saw the savages drag
two miserable wretches out of the canoes and bring
them to the place where the fire was'jjurning. He
presumed that they intended to kill them, and in
a few moments he was convinced that he had not
deceived himself. Some of the monsters killed one of
the captives, whilst others fell upon him, very likely
to cut him in pieces and to prepare their aI)ominalde
feast of his quivering limbs. During this horrible
execution the other captive was the sad spectator of
the cruel scene, in the expectation of having speedily
to undergo the same treatment in his turn; but while
these cannibals were in full zeal ofkilling and roast-
ing his companion, he took advantage of the op-
portunity, when nobody had an eye upon him, and
ran with amazing swiftness to the side where Ro~
binson^s habitation was.
Joy and hope, fear and horror, alternately took
possession of Robinson's heart. He felt joy jnixed
with hope at observing that the prisoner got ahead
of his pursuers, but he was agitated by fear and
liorror at seeing them all approach directly towards
Iiis habitation. The only thing which separated
them from it was a small creek, which the unfor-
tunate wretch would have to cross by swimming,
if he wished to avoid falling into the hands of his
enemies. As soon as he came to the water side, he
leaped in without hesitation, and crossed it with
astonishing swiftness. Two of his pursuers who
were the nearest to him jumped in after him;
all the otlier savages returned to their abominable
feast. Great was the satisfaction of Robinson when