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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back to their canoes and returned home. They then
laid down their arms and/?o/j!«so» brought something
for supper.
As this happened on a Friday, Robinson wished to
perpetuate the remembrance of the day by giving
the Indian the name of that day.
ks, Friday was entirely naked Robinson gave him
a sort of dress. Afterwards he gave him to understand that
he should sit down next to him to sup with him. As
Robinson was ignorant of the character of his new
guest, he thought it necessary for his own safety
to keep him in a sort of humble submission; he
made him understand by signs that he would take
him under his protection, but only upon condition
of 2>erfect submission, and that he should perform
every thing he ordered him.
When these instructions were given, Eobinson pro-
nounced the word Casique, which he recollected to
have heard the American savages make use of when
they named their chiefs. By this word Friday under-
stood much better what his master wished to make
him comprehend, than by all the signs with which
it was attended; and to show that he accepted the
articles of subjection, he repeated several times the
word Casique and threw himself once more at his
feet. Robinson again reached out his hand to him
with the dignity of a monarch, and again ordered
him to sit down to supper. Friday by way of reve-
rence placed himself on the ground, while Robin-
son sat down upon a seat of grass sods.
After supper His Majesty was pleased to command
him with an air of authority to go to sleep. It
would not have been prudent to have had Friday
sleep in the same chamber with his master. It would
not have been prudent, I say, to have allowed this
new man who had managed in so short a time, to
become at once his subject, his first minister of
state, his general in chief, his whole army, his