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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When he got up again Robinson told him not
to be afraid, but promised to teach him how to
produce such lightning, thunder and fire at the
same moment. He explained to him the nature and
effects of gunpowder, and made him observe the
construction of the musket, loaded it in his presence.
and put it into his hands that he might fire it off
himself; but Friday was too much afraid to do this.
Therefore Robinson discharged it a second time to
the great astonishment of Friday.
The next morning they got up early to return to
the stranded ship. Being come there Robinson exa-
mined the situation of the vessel. He found that the
water came in more and more, and that the waves
and the rubbing against the rocks had already loo-
sened a number of planks on both sides. He foresaw
but too well that the very first storm would shatter
her to pieces. For this reason he took every thing
he was able to save of the cargo and returned to
his island.
What Robinson had presaged happened a few days
after; a violent storm arose which dashed the strand-
ed ship entirely to pieces.
One morning Robinson being busy with some do-
mestic affairs, sent Friday to the seaside to seek for
some turtles, as they had not had any for a long
time. After a short absence he came running back
at full speed, to tell his master that a large canoe
was approaching his island. At this news Robinson
took the spyglass which he had found in the ship,
and hastened to climb the hill, whence he might have
a more extensive prospect. Friday followed him. On
arriving there they discovered, at the distance of
almost two leagues, a great European ship riding at
anchor, and a boat nearing their island. Joy and
fear alternately took possession of Robinson's mind.
Joy at the sight of a ship which was perhaps to
procure his deliverance, and fear that they might