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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possibly be pirates. In the firsj years of his solitary
abode in this island, Robinson would have reckoned
himself happy to have fallen into the hands of pira-
tes, to be taken away as a slave, and by this means
once more to enter into the society of human crea-
tures ; but his situation was much more supportable
now: he shuddered at the idea of being taken away
by pirates. He declared his fear to Friday, where-
upon they both retired to observe the boat at a dis-
tance, in order to discover the intention of those
who were in it.
Robinson and Friday placed themselves upon an
eminence covered with trees and shrubs, Avhence
they could see every thing which passed without
being seen themselves. They saw the boat come to
land with eleven men, who fastened her to a place
where the shore was level, and which was almost
a quarter of a league's distance from the place on
which they stood. The newcomers stepped on shore;
eight of them were armed, but the three others were
pinioned with ropes. They were untied by their com-
rades as soon as they landed. By the beseeching at-
titude of one of them it was easy to be observed
that he implored the compassion of those who were
armed; he threw himself at their feet in a suppli-
cating manner. The two others likewise lifted up
their hands from time to time, as if they called upon
heaven for help and deliverance.
Robinson, much affected at the view of this spec-
tacle, did not know what to think of it. Friday
approachcd his master with satisfaction in his coun-
tenance, and said to him: "Pray, do your country-
men too eat up their prisoners ?" " Fie," answered Ro-
binson with indignation: "I know that they are not