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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chamberlain and waiting gentleman, to sleep in His
Majesty's chamber. He therefore thought it fittest to
let him pass the night in the cellar, where he by
signs ordered him to make up a bed of hay. Some
things however yet remained to be done before they
retired to rest.
Robinson, though he was now monarch of the
whole island, absolute master of the life and death
of all his subjects, was not at all ashamed to apply
himself to a servile labour in the presence of i^rirfay.
He went to the lamas which were shut up in the
hedge, and according to his evening custom milked
them with his royal hands. This was the first instruc-
tion which he gave to his prime minister, on whom
he intended to devolve this business in future. Fri-
day, attentive as he was, could not comprehend what
his master meant by so doing, for neither he nor
his stupid countrymen had any idea that the milk
of these animals was a wholesome and nourishing
aliment; he had never tasted it, and it was an agree-
able surprise for him when Robinson at length indu-
ced him to make the trial. This being done they both
went to bed.
The first thing Robinson did the next morning was
to go with Friday to that part of the island where
the savages had held their abominable feast the day
before. On the road they found the place where the
savage who had been knocked down by Robinson
was buried. Friday made his master observe this,
and intimated by^ signs that he wished to take the
body out of the earth to satiate his wicked appetite.
Robinson did his utmost to make him understand the
indignation and abomination which he felt at such a
desire, and taking up his javelin with a threatening
countenance, he gave him to comprehend that he
would run him through if he ever touched such sort