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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In the mean-time the crew of the second boat did
not cease their calling out and firing muskets, ho-
ping that their dispersed comrades would come to
them. At last seeing that all their searching was in
vain , they began to be in fear for themselves ; pusli-
ed off their boat, and anchored it at about a hun-
dred yards from shore. There was much reason to
fear that they would soon return to the ship in or-
der to set sail, and depart without farther search for
their comrades. This apprehension occasioned great
anxiety, as well to the Captain as to Robinson ;
happily he fell upon an idea of which he promi-
sed himself very much success. He ordered Friday
and one of the sailors to hasten behind some shrubs,
and to answer the cries of those who were in the
boat, and as soon as they observed that attention
was paid to their voices, to retire deeper and deeper
into the woods and so decoy them, if possible, to fol-
low and then to come back with all speed to the Captain.
This stratagem succeeded as well as could be wish-
ed. The sailors who were with the boat no sooner
heard the voices answering them, than they hastened
to come on shore again, armed with muskets, and
ran to the side from whence the voices had been
heard. Friday and his comrades decoyed them among
tlie shrubs and afterwards came back to their com-
mander. In the mean-time night came on , and it
grew darker and darker. Robinson and his com-
rades made all haste to pull the boat up on the
beach , as far as possible from the water. This being
done, they hid themselves to wait for the return of
the sailors. They came on the one after the other,
being all quite tired out by running hither and
thither in their vain search, and very much astonish-
ed not to find their boat again. As soon as there
were five of them together, one of those who had