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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having approved this, the Indian went to work with
his hands, and in less than a quarter of an hour the
bodj was under ground. Then they set olT together
for Robinson's habitation.
The savage was very much surprised when he saw
the convenient situation of this dwelling. Robinson
did every thing he could to make him comprehend
by signs what he had to fear from the assembled
savages, and that he had resolved, if they came to
attack him, to defend himself to the last extremity.
This he seemed to comprehend, for swinging the hat-
chet which he had in his hand, several times over his
head, he threw threatening glances towards the spot
where his enemies were, as if he challenged them to
the combat, and sought by these means to convince
his deliverer that he was ready to defend him with
all his might. Robinson applauded his courageous in-
tention, armed the Indian with a javelin and a bow
and arrows, and set him as a sentinel at a slanting
opening which he had made in his hedging on
purpose that he might be able to see what passed in
tlie open space between that hedging and the wood
he had planted.
About an hour after, they heard a singular and
terrible cry of several savages assembled together.
Both our heroes prepared themselves for the combat,
they looked at, and by different gestures encouraged
one another to make the most valiant defence; but
after a time the cries ceased.
Robinson and his idly were attentive to every
thing around them. They were on the alert till the
evening, when not having perceived any enemy,
nor heard the least cry for several hours, it seemed
apparent to them, that the savages, weary of search-
ing in vain for their lost companion, had gone