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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Unce, according to his custom, he was sauntering
down to the side of the harbour, when he met one
of his playfellows, the son of a captain, who was
about to set sail with his father for London. This
young lad asked him if he would not like to go along
with him? "Very much indeed," replied Robinson:
"but my parents will never give me leave to go." "0 i"
replied the other: " go with me just as you are; within
three weeks we shall be back again; and as for your
father and mother, only let them know what has
become of you and it will be all right." "Very well,"
said Robinson: "but I have no money about me."
"No matter for that," replied the other: "I will pay
for you on the voyage."
After having thought a little upon the proposal,
young Robinson said to his friend: " Come on , I
will go with you; we shall certainly see many
things which I have not yet seen , and which I had
a mind to see. I have long wished to make a voyage;
but 1 could never get ray father to consent to it."
So he sent somebody to his father to let him know
that he was gone on a voyage to see England, and
that he should be back again in a few days; after
which the two friends went on board.
The sailors weighed anchor and unfurled the sails;
the wind was fair and the captain took leave of the
town with a salute of six shots. Young Robinson
was with his friend on the quarterdeck and was ra-
vished with joy at being at last on a voyage. It
was a fine day, and the wind so favourable that
they soon lost sight of the city of Hamburgh; and
next day they were already in full sea. Robinson stared
when he saw nothing but sea and sky.