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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going to do that," and at the same moment he took
up the spyglass to see what they were about.
It was not without shuddering that he observed
some of them who were armed, lifting up their cut-
lasses and waving them over the head#of him who
was lying before them on his knees. At last he ob-
served that the prisoners were left alone, while the
others ran hither and thither in the wood. Robinson
resolved to venture every thing in order to help these
unfortunate men; he immediately sent Friday to fetch
some muskets, swords, gunpowder and balls. Robin-
son stayed at the place where he was to observe what
happened further. When Friday had executed his
orders and all the muskets were loaded, they saw
with pleasure that the sailors who were gone astray
in the woods, lay down here and there in the sha-
dow and soon fell asleep. Robinson, after having
waited for more than a quarter of an hour, went
to the three unfortunate men who still sat in the
same place. When they saw Robinson coming they
were about to run away, but told them that
they had nothing to fear, but that he came to their
assistance. "You arc sent by Heaven," said one of them,
at the same time taking off his hat respectfully and
looking at him with the greatest astonishment. "All
assistance comes from Heaven," replied Robinson: " tell
me what is your misfortune , and by what means I can
help you." " I am the Captain of the ship, answered he,
my sailors have mutinied to make themselves masters
of the vessel. Their intention was at first to kill me,
and my two fellow sufferers were to suffer the same fate
because they reproved their behaviour; but at last
they resolved to spare our lives, though this mercy is
no less terrible than death itself. They have set us on
shore on this desert island, where we are in want
of every thing, and where we shall all miserably pe-
rish of famine." " I will neither spare my blood nor my
life to free you from this danger," replied Robinson.