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
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the savages had surprised him , and that Friday was
already in their hands. Terror and the desire of self-
preservation excited him to fly by the private subterra-
nean passage, to save his own life; but he immediate-
ly rejected this idea, as he thought it would be very
cowardly to abandon his subject or rather his friend
in such a manner. Without further deliberation he
suddenly ran out of the cave, his arms in his hands,
firmly resolved, if necessary, either to die or to deli-
ver Friday a second time from the hands of his ene-
mies. But how great was his astonishment, when
he saw Friday quite alone, making grimaces just like
a madman. Robinson stood immovable with astonish-
ment , not knowing what to think of all this; at
last he observed, after some signs and gestures, that
this great noise had only been occasioned by Friday's
scalding his hand. Robinson immediately applied some
of the fresh potatoe parings to the affected part, but
could with great difficulty engage Friday to turn the
spit again. However he looked constantly with a timid
curiosity at the pot. When the soup was ready, Ro-
binson poured it into two bowels to use it as a broth,
for he had no spoons. Nothing could persuade Friday
to taste of it; he certainly thought that it was an
enchanted potion; but with much pleasure he ate of
the roast meat and the potatoes.
The repast being finished, Robinson retired and
maturely considered the happy turn his circumstances
had taken; every thing around him had now a more
smiling asp^t. He was no longer a solitary being,
he had a companion with whom it is true he could
not discourse , but the mere company of that man
comforted him, for he might promise himself the
greatest assistance from him in future; and as he was
now possessed of the means of procuring fire he al-
ways might prejjare some wholesome and agreeable
victuals, according to his liking. Up to this moment
he had not found himself in so happy a situation as