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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Robinson and Friday with their new allies now
went to the boat, and by means of some crows set
it on the beach, and bored a large hole in the bot-
tom to make it unfit for use before it was repaired.
About three o' clock in the afternoon, a gun was
fired from the ship as a signal for the sailors on
shore to return; but nobody obeyed it, notwithstand-
ing it was repeated three times, and now a boat
was seen rowing towards the island. Robinson retired
with his companions to the elevation, to observe from
thence what circumstances might require them to do.
The boat being landed, the people that were in it
ran to the other boat and seemed very much asto-
nished to see her not only on the dry beach, hut
even bored through. They looked around every where,
called out to those who were absent by their names;
but nobody answered them. They were ten in num-
ber, all very well armed.
Robinson being informed by the Captain that
among those whom they had already made prisoners,
there were three who had consented to the revolt
from fear of their comrades, ordered Friday and the
mate to fetch them immediately. When they were
come, the Captain reproved them and asked, whether
in case they were pardoned they would remain faith-
ful to him? "Till death!" they answered trembling
and throwing themselves at his feet. " Up to the very
moment of the revolt," continued the Captain: "I al-
ways considered you as brave seamen, and I willingly
believe that you were only induced to take part in
it from fear, and likewise that you will repair what
has happened by a constant fidelity." The three sai-
lors, full of sincere repentance, wept for joy. The
Captain gave them their arms again and comman-
ded tliem punctually to obey Robinson's orders.