The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, Who Lived Eight-And-Twenty Years in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque; With an Account of His

The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, Who Lived Eight-And-Twenty Years in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque; With an Account of His

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ...two of the men came fwimming to the fhip's fide, defiring the Captain to take them on board, though he hanged them afterwards, complaining mightily how barbaroufly the others ufed them. Upon which I prevailed with the Captain to take them in; and being feverely whipt and pickled, they proved more honeft for the future. And fo I bid farewell to this ifland, carrying along with me my money, my parrot, umbrella, and goat-fkin cap; fetring fail December 12, 1686, after twenty-eight years, two months, and nineteen days refidence, that fame day and month that I efcaped from Salee, landing in England, June II, . 1687, after five and thirty years abfence from my own country, which rendered me altogether a-ftranger there. Here I found my firft Captain's widow alive, who had buried a fecond hnfband, but in very mean circumftances, and whom I made eafy upon his account. Soon after I went down to Yorkfhire where all my family were expired, except two fifters and as many of;one of my brother's children. I found no provifwn had been made for me, they concluding I had been long fince dead; fo that I was but in a very (lender ftation. Indeed the Captain did me a great kindnefs, by his report to the owners, hew I had delivered their mip on the Defolate Ifland, upon which they made me a prefent of 200!. fterling. I next went to Lifbon, taking my man Friday with me, and there arriving in April, I met the Portuguefe Captain, who had taken me on board on the African coaft; but, being ancient, he had left off the fea, and refigned-ill his bufuufs to his fon, who followed the Brazil trade. So altered both of us were, that we did not know each other at firft, till I difcovered mylelf more fully;to him, A r. a few embraces, I began to inquiref my...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236978137
  • 9781236978134