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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the Hamburgh ship, which not long after weighed
The wind was good and the voyage short. Robin-
son already discovered his native country in the ho-
rizon ; but all at once there arose a violent storm;
the ship was driven to the shore, where she strand-
ed. Robinson and the crew jumped into the boats,
to save their lives. He arrived at last at Cuxhaven
no richer than when he left Hamburgh for the
first time. He directly embarked with Friday on
board of another ship which was bound for Ham-
burgh , and arrived there the next morning. His
heart palpitated with joy; but this was soon changed
to sorrow on his meeting a friend, who told him
that his mother was dead. He lamented her bitterly,
and sent the same friend to his father to prepare
him a little for the reception of his lost son. As soon
as Robinson saw his father he threw himself into
his arms. "Ah! my father!" "Ah! my son!" This
was all they could utter in the first emotion of joy.
The house of Robinson's father was always full of
people and he was obliged to relate his adventures
from morning till evening.
Robinson's father, who was a broker, would fain
have seen his son apply himself to the mercantile
line, and be thus at last able to supply his place
after his death. But Robinson having been so long
accustomed to manual labour, wished to learn the
cabinetmaker's trade. His father agreed to it, and
Robinson and Friday began their apprenticeship.
They made such progress that even before the end
of the year they were entered as master cabinet-
makers, and remained true friends and inseparable
companions for life.