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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During the first two days of their voyage they
had the finest weather imaginable; but on the third
the air was suddenly covered with thick clouds, it
grew darker and darker every moment, and the wind
began to blow with great violence. Dazzling flashes
of lightning pierced through the thick darkness, and
rattling claps of thunder followed in a most awful
manner. The rain poured down , and the stormy winds
swept the sea with such violence, that the swelling
waves ran mountain high. The ship was tossed about
in a terrible manner; at one moment a rising wave
carried her up to the clouds, then she fell down
into a yawning abyss; at one moment she was lying
on one side, and the next moment she was thrown
over to the other side. There was a terrible noise in
the rigging and in every part of the ship, the crew
were obliged to cling fast to one thing or another
if they would not be thrown down every moment.
Robinson, who was not yet accustomed to this, be-
came giddy, squeamish, and at last so ill that he
feared he was on the point of death. " Alas! my
parents!" he cried: "my poor parents! They never
will see me again."
Crash I Crash! "Ah Heaven! have mercy upon us!"
cried the crew. "What is the matter?" cvkA Robinson,
who was half dead witli terror. "Oh!" replied the peo-
ple: "we are all lost! A thunderbolt has struck the
foremast." "We are lost!" cried another voice out of
the hold: "the ship has sprung a leak. She has already
four feet of water!" At these words Robinson, who
sat on the floor of the cabin, fell back and fainted
away. Every one else ran to the pumps to keep the