Crusoe, Written by Himself [By D. Defoe
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...them an account that there were people in the island, and also how few and weak they were: for this savage, as I observed before, hud never been told, and it was very happy he had not, how many there were, or where they lived; nor had he ever seen or heard the fire of any of their guns, much less had they shown him any of their other retired places; such as the cave in the valley, or the new retreat which the two Englishmen had made, and the like. The first testimony they had that this fellow had given intelligence of them was, that about two months after this, six canoes of savages, with about seven, eight, or ten men in a canoe, came rowing along the north side of the island, where they never used to come before, nnd landed, about an hour after sun-rise, at a convenient place, about a mile from the habitation of the two Englishmen, where this escaped man had been kept. As the Spaniard governor said, hart they been all there, the damage would not have been so much, for not a man of with their countrymen, who were permitted, very improperly in the opinion of this historian to surround the gibbet. On the seventh day a notion prevailed among the spectators, thut one of them wished to communicate an important secret to his master, my near relation, who being in St. Mary's parish, the commanding officer sent for me. 1 endeavoured to let him know that I was present, bat I could not understand what he said in return. I remember that both he and his fellow sulferer hiuth'-rl immoderately at something that occurred--I now not what. The next morning the eighth one of them silently expired; as did the other on the ninth day." Alter ih'ra, by no means solitary, parallel to the scene described by L.s Casas we perhaps ought to moderate somewhat of that...
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- 04 Jul 2012
- Miami Fl, United States
- Illustrations, black and white