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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slave; but our hero, who rather wanted a friend
than a slave, stretched out his hand to him in a
friendly manner, raised hirn up and endeavoured by
every means he could think of, to convince him that
he had nothing to expect from him l)ut kindness and
The savage who had been knocked down, was not
mortally wounded, but was merely stunned by the blow,
and when lie was a little recovered , he pulled up some
grass and laid it upon the wound to stanch the blood.
Robinson pointed out the wounded savage's motions to
his companion, who addressed some words to him, and
although he did not comprehend them, they were like
sweet music to him, as no human voice had sounded
in his ears for several years. The Indian looking at
the hatchet, and pointing at the same with his finger,
motioned him that he wished to have this weapon in
order to give the mortal blow to his enemy. Our
hero, who felt a horror at shedding human blood,
was however convinced of the necessity of killing the
wounded man, he therefore gave him his hatchet
and turned his eyes away from the cruel deed. The
Indian ran to his wounded enemy and cut off his
head at a single stroke; then he came back with a
cruel laugh of satiated revenge, and making a thousand
grimaces and singular contortions, he laid down the
latchet and the pale and bleeding bead of the van-
quished man as a signal of victory at Robinsoti's
feet. Robinson made him understand by signs , that he
was to take up the bow and arrows of him he had
killed and follow him. The Indian in his turn made
him understand, that before they went away they
ought to bury the dead body in the sand, so that,
should his comrades come to search for him they
might not discover the least trace of him. Robinson