Titel: Nieuw Engelsch lees-, leer- en vertaalboek voor eerstbeginnenden
Auteur: Lagerwey, J.; Ludolph, L.J.C.
Uitgave: Gorinchem: J. Noorduyn en zoon, 1863
5e, verb. dr.
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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obtain a sum sufficient to pay his ransom, which the Bar-
barians have fixed at 2000 crowns, a sum that far sur-
passes our scanty means; however we do our best, and
trust that Providence will second our exertions. My mother
and sister work night and day at embroidery. I am a
journeyman jeweller, and put by every sous, I possibly
can, out of my wages. I intended to go over, and offer
myself as a slave instead of my father; but my mother
supplicates me not to abandon her, fearing the Moors
would keep both of us; and besides that, she requests all
the captains to refuse taking me on board. I have there-
fore no other means left but saving money as fast as I
can, in order to acquire the stipulated sum. Such is my
unfortunate story, sir, and I think you will not now
accuse me of avarice."
"Pray," said the stranger, "do you ever hear from
your father? What is his name? Who is his master?"
— " His master," replied the young man, " is overseer
of the palace-garden at Pez, and mv father's name is
Robert * * *."
Having heard the story, and, as it now began to grow
dark, the passenger desired to land. As he stepped out
of the boat, he put into Robert's hand a purse containing
eight double-louis d'or and ten crowns in silver.
About six weeks after this adventure, Robert, his mother
and sister were taking their frugal supper of bread and fruit,
talking of the generous stranger, and thinking how long it
would be before they should be able to release the father,
when suddenly the door opened, and to their inexpressible
surprise and joy, he entered the apartment.
After tenderly embracing his family, he inquired by what
means they had been able to procure the money for his
ransom in so short a time, as well as the sum which had
been remitted to him to supply his immediate wants, and
to pay his passage to Prance.
They looked at each other with mutual astonishment;