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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that part of the seaside which lay nearest to the
spot Avhere the ship seemed to ride at anchor, and
here Friday first discovered what had been the oc-
casion of his master's hurry. Robinson expressed
his joy in a thousand different ways, leaping and
crying for joy, and embracing Friday^ conjuring
him with tears in his eyes to participate in his
transports of joy. He begged him immediately to
make a fire, which perhaps might be seen by the
crew. This was performed, so that the flame rose
as high as a tree. He did not turn his eyes for a
moment from the ship, expecting every instant to
see a boat put o/f to come ashore, but all his ex-
pectation was in vain.
After w^aiting for some hours without seeing a boat
approach, Friday proposed to swim to the ship,
which was lying at a pretty good distance out at
sea, and invite the people on board to come a-
shore. Robinson embraced him and agreed to his
request, but on condition that he should take care
not to expose his own life by any rashness, and
that he should neglect nothing to preserve it. Fri-
day immediately undressed himself, cut off a twig
which he held in his mouth (*), and then threw
himself into the waves. Robinson followed him with
his eyes and most eager wishes.
Friday arrived in safety near the ship, and swam
round about it more than once, crying out for
somebody, but nobody answered him. Seeing how-
ever the ladder, which hung down on one side
of the ship, he climbed up it with the twig in his
hand. Being come upon deck, he was very much
frightened at the sight of a creature such as he had
never before seen; it had black, curly hair, and
observing Friday^ it uttered a cry as he never had
(*) A green twig of a tree is an emblem of peace among
the savages; any one who approaches them with such a twig
in his hand has nothing to fear from them.