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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bored through. This lieing done they were brought
to water, and the Captain , after having embraced
Robinson, rowed off.
Robinson would have certainly accompanied the
Captain, had he not judged it necessary to remain
on his island with Friday, to guard the prisoners
and to watch for the safety of his habitation which
inclosed all his possessions. The Captain promised
that should he succeed he would immediately inform
him of the result by firing three guns from the ship.
As it was already midnight, and he had not yet
heard any thing, he began to despair of ever seeing
his native country again; when all of a sudden,
he heard what he had so eagerly listened for. Trans-
ported with joy he embraced his dear Friday, spoke
of nothing but of Hamburgh, and began already to
pack up his goods.
In the morning he saw the ship at anchor near
his island. The Captain related to Robinson, that on
account of the darkness of the night, they had not
rocognised him, and had not made the least hesita-
tion to receive those who were with him on board.
The principal rioters indeed still endeavoured to de-
fend themselves, but their resistance was in vain;
they all were seized and put into irons.
The Captain having finished his relation now re-
quested Robinson to make himself ready for his de-
parture. Robinson ordered his clothes, some lamas,
the lump of gold which he had found in his island,
and several other articles of value to be brought on
board. The next day he likewise went on board with
Friday, and shedding a torrent of tears, he left the
island on which he had spent twelve years.
The voyage was as speedy as it was prosperous. After
a passage of six weeks they arrived at Portsmouth.
They found in this harbour a ship bound for Ham-
burgh , Robinson took leave of the English Captain,
and without delay went with Friday on board of