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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obtained pardon was sent out to ask them if tLey
would lay down their arms on the spot, and surren-
der at discretion, adding that in casé of refusal, the
Go\ernor of the island had a detachment of fifty sol-
diers placed within thirty paces from where they
stood, who would not fail to massacre them all.
A1 the same moment, Robinson and those who
were with him, caused the rattling of their arms to
be heard, to convince them the better of the truth of
what the sailor said. "May we expect pardon then?"
asked one of them. The Captain, without being seen,
answered him: '^Thomas Smith! you know my voice,
lay down your arms this very moment, and your
lives shall be spared you every one." Upon hearing
this they all threw down their arms. Then Friday
was sent in company with the three sailors to tie
their hands. At the same instant the three rioters
who had not been found, arrived, and as soon as
they understood what had happened took care not
to make any resistance but submitted themselves to
be tied. Now Itobinson making bis appearance in
the dress of an officer, went with the Captain to the
prisoners, and declared to them in the name of the
pretended Governor, that the revolt should be en-
tirely forgiven them upon condition of their assisting
their lawful superior to get possession of his ship
again. When they had all promised that they would
do so with the greatest fidelity, Rolinson added that
if they performed this just duty, they should not
only be free from all punishment, but that they
would likewise save the lives of their captive fellow
sailors, who , in case the ship was not retaken
tliat very night, were all to be hanged up at break
of day.
The ship's carpenter was now immediately ordered
to repair the two boats, the bottoms of which were