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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201063
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he perceived that the two pursuers Merc by no
means such good swiminers as the fugitive whom
they endeavoured to overtake; the latter had alrea-
dy gained the opposite shore and was again run-
ning, before the other two had reached the middle
of the creek. Robinson was instantly animated with
a courage and zeal he had never before felt. His
heart excited him to fly to the assistance of the un-
fortunate man; he took his javelin, and without
hesitation ran down the hill, was in a moment out
of the bush, and found himself between the two par-
ties. He cried to the fugitive: "Stand! Stand!" This
man turning round at the cry, was frightened at the
sight of Robinson who was covered witli skins, and
seemed to hesitate whether to throw himself at his feet,
or run away. Robinson stretched out his arms, and
made him understand by signs that he was there to
defend him, and to attack the enemy. As soon as he
could reach the first, he redoubled his courage, gave
the naked savage a blow with his javelin and knocked
him down on the spot. The other, who was as yet about
a hundred paces distant from him, stopped full of asto-
nishment and then took to flight. Robinson turned
round to him whose deliverer he had been, and
saw him still standing without motion in the same
place; being now betwixt hope and fear, not knowing
whether what he had seen was for his deliverance, or
whether he was to fall in his turn under the terrible
strokes of this unknown being. The conqueror called
to him, and made him understand by signs that he
should draw near to him. lie slowly approached him
with evident fear and in a supplicating attitude. Robin-
son took off his mask , smiled upon him, and looked at
him with a sweet and friendly countenance; at this
sight the savage was no longer dubious, he ran to
his deliverer, prostrated himself before him, kissed
the earth, took one of Robinson's feet, and placed it
on his neck to assure him that he would be his