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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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of victuals. Friday seemed to understand this threat
and submitted without hesitation to the will of his
master; but it was not clear to him why he forbade him
a meat to which he himself had not the least aversion.
They soon came to the place where the entertainment
had been held. What a spectacle! the earth was stained
with blood. Human bones were lying scattered every
where. Robinson turned his eyes ftom it, and order-
ed Friday directly to dig a hole and to bury the
remains of these poor creatures, which seemed to cry
for vcngeance against such barbarous ferocity.
While Friday was executing this order, Robinson
stirred the ashes in hopes of finding some fire among
them; however this was in vain, all the fire was quite
extinguished and this disappointment made him look
very sorrowful. Friday seeing him so pensive, made
several signs which Robinson did not comprehend;
then he laid hold of the hatchet, and ran as swift as an
arrow from a bow into the wood, leaving Robinson^
who did not know what he intended to do, in the great-
est amazement. *'What is this?" said he to himself:
"does this ungrateful fellow intend to abandon me, and
even take my hatchet with him ? Would he be faithless
enough to make himself master of my habitation, to
drive me out of it by force ? Or would he be so barbarous
as to deliver me up to his ferocious countrymen by
treason Transported with rage at the very thought, he
took his javelin, and immediately pursued the per-
fidious traitor, intending to punish him and to pre-
vent his villanous schemes. But unexpectedly he saw
Friday coming again at full speed out of the wood.
Robinson stopped, and saw with amazement, that the
presumed traitor held a small bunch of hay upwards,
■which was smoking, and soon began to flame (*).
(*) The savages, in order to make a fire, take two dry pieces
of wood and rub them together till they ignite. Then they wrap
some dried grass round them, and run with it as fast as they can,
till it begins to flame.