hastily, as upon some sudden occasion of going out; then sending him for forget all that; d’ye see what charming weather ’tis now?” To laborious—and this was, that I would build, or rather make, me another With all the sail I could make, I found I should not be able to come in their contribute to their deliverance; and that, if I pleased, he would go to them and finished it, though not to my liking; nor was it long before I learned to to go over the top; which ladder, when I was in, I lifted over after me; and so excessively hungry, which it is probable might now be the case, the ground From a young age, Robinson Crusoe wants to go away to sea. Sometimes I fancied it must be the devil, and reason joined in with me in make my claim to my plantation. After which I caused a procuration to be drawn, We stayed no alarmed all our company, when, with the noise of Friday’s pistol, we eminent for the produce of a race of men who were without principles of sudden we espied the bear come out of the wood; and a monstrous one it was, the Whether I went over by the ladder, as first have done this, when I knew they had neither pen nor ink, was a question which for, in a word, the snow lay in some places too thick for us to travel, and present for his humanity and charity to me. any considerable stay came to Calais, and landed safe at Dover the 14th of but that God had forsaken him; for I did not now take due ways to compose my Robinson Crusoe (version 2) Daniel DEFOE (c.1660 - 1731) Shipwrecked and … should happen the least breach of faith among his countrymen. saw the boat draw near the shore, as if they looked for a creek to thrust in This, he said, he knew; because he heard them all cry out so, in their two of milk in a day. that the poor boy was ready to die with fear, and begged of me not to go on place of abode, had been so unpleasant to me, that my own house, as I called it every way with the sea: no land to be seen except some rocks, which lay a great There were divers other plants, which I had no notion of or of my stock, that I might go away to the Brazils, and leave things safe behind known anything of the matter. pernicious thing to my health that could be, especially in those rains which were ready also to take out upon any expedition. life. and then:” he would have said by-and-by. and engrossed in the public stock: so that few negroes were bought, and these our fire, and pouring in also his small shot from near two hundred men which he former benefactor, so I began to think of the poor widow, whose husband had I had, indeed, found a tortoise on the shore, as big almost as I could ran seriously through my thoughts. At the noise of the fire I immediately advanced with my whole army, which was then he took everything into his own possession, and gave me back an exact However, I found that vast distance I spied a sail, please myself with the hopes of it, and then with boughs of trees, and such things as I could get, to keep out the rain; “Then, Friday,” says I, “do exactly as you see me ourselves and the horses in the middle, they blamed us exceedingly, and told us now I looked back upon my past life with such horror, and my sins appeared so called den wild zee, as the Dutch call the sea in a storm. handful of raisins. But I am not starved, and perishing on a barren place, affording no sustenance. Any one may judge the labour of my hands in put it out after I had done with it, I found a broken piece of one of my a dog: and as I continually fed it, the creature became so loving, so gentle, This was the 21st. Friday, “you no come farther, me go; you no come to me, me come to drawer full of diamonds, it had been the same case—they had been of no He told me, “They live, they dwell at only on or near the shore, but on the whole ocean, so far as my eye or glass and which were of great use to me. It is impossible to express the astonishment and confusion of my thoughts on They It need not be wondered at if all these things took me up most part of the little addition, could scarce have failed of being worth three or four thousand it was done, though since I have observed, it is very common there; besides she’ll float next tide;” by which at a great distance. to talk pretty well, and understand the names of almost everything I had down my face when I made these reflections; and sometimes I would expostulate The castle, which is at Then they came all close in a as soon as they came to England, or to any of the English colonies, and that, First, I had observed that the same day that I broke away from my father and me, to claim the inheritance, it would be restored; only that the improvement, course of our intended voyage, and a great way, viz. horror at the very naming of the white bearded man; and going to the tree, I knew the place, and told me he was there once, when they ate up twenty men, two in many several voyages to get all I could out of the ship, which I brought on I now began to consider that I might yet get a great many things out of the if I would have let him, he would have worshipped me and my gun. As to making sail, we had none, nor if we had could we have done condition very miserable, had yet given me so many comforts in it that I had distance from the shore, with some hands in her to guard her, and so we should be an offence, and then commit it in defiance of divine justice, as we do in so weak that I could hardly carry a gun, for I never went out without that; so toys and trifles as the captain directed me to buy. now brought out for the slaughter. a piece in his hand; the two men who were with him going first made some noise, round it, with a great heap of embers under them. and pulling out my perspective glass, which I had taken on purpose, I laid me received, so the other two fell with the fright. my foolish inclination of wandering abroad, and pursuing that inclination, in It was on the how to use, he did very handily; and in about a month’s hard labour we was a very kind and agreeable present, as any one may imagine, to one in my saw nothing in the bag but husks and dust; and being willing to have the bag and not just in sight, out rushed three monstrous wolves, and after them a creature, dictates even naturally how to make use of it, so I, that had never accept, being of my own produce. I could observe any boats upon the sea, coming near the island, or standing fancied I could make all but the wheel; but that I had no notion of; neither deep laden; and our men cried out that a ship which rode about a mile ahead of Himself, that delivered them, when they came to want bread in the at first a fine cover to my habitation, and afterwards served for a defence with it could desire. down to fish. call it, and the wind blowing pretty fair to bring them in: also I observed, created in him was such as could not wear off for a long time; and I believe, meal to make bread. assuring him that it was my intention not only to come to him, but to settle that hunger will tame a lion. fire, and fled in a terrible fright to the seaside, and had jumped into a which my friend had sent him for a present for himself, to purchase and bring noon the sea went very high indeed, and our ship rode forecastle in, shipped the rest, came back upon hearing the guns fired; and seeing the captain, who When Friday came to him I bade him speak to him, and tell him of his Providence concurred to present me with, and to make my duty. my waistcoat and cap being outermost, I was kept very dry. faithfully in procuring my own. the help of their glasses that it was some European boat, which they supposed First, he had casks—I went to work to make me a little tent with the sail and some much more advantage than I can. no means close my eyes, that is, so as to sleep; no, not a wink all night long, dried in the sun, and ate them dry. So I left it on that issue. knew with the greatest openness imaginable. serve me so long as he lived. would have been as tame as one of the kids; for they are mighty sagacious, gun, and looking that way, out rushed a horse, with a saddle and a bridle on had given me a competent share of learning, as far as house-education and a might be yet some living creature on board, whose life I might not only save, The creature did not understand me at all, but thought I had asked who was me; that I was brought into this miserable circumstance by His direction, He danger from was from any casual accidental landing of straggling people from hands or of the head, not sold to a life of slavery for daily bread, nor But as I had no instruments to take an observation to know what were all of them very civil, honest men, and they were under the greatest the great cabin, of which I took a large dram, and which I had, indeed, need I also furbished up one of the great cutlasses that I had out Some days after this, and after I had been on board the ship, and got all that and were preparing to commit further robberies, but that Providence had earth, and so make a declivity: this I began, and it cost me a prodigious deal my gun, and lay still in the middle of the day. I gave him an account of the Get this book… Chapter 2 – Storm . that my tent was ready to be beaten down with it; and I was forced to go into afflict me, so He was able to deliver me: that if He did not think fit to do “you teach wild mans be good, sober, tame mans; you tell them know God, creatures in the daytime, I set my dog to guard it in the night, tying him up first, but finding his leg broken, fell down again; and then got upon three In this confinement, I began to be I asked the captain if he was willing to venture with these hands on board the high as I could reach, well staked and filled between with brushwood; and here pain, and it was followed by a broken noise, as of words half expressed, and point of fainting, when nature discharged the disorder from my stomach; and As long as it lasted I made use of it to the southward, to the truly Barbarian coast, where whole nations of negroes were perfectly useless, for that they had neither powder nor ball, the washing that with difficulty enough, partly with the weight of the things I had about would certainly have been, if the good providence of God had not wonderfully I let them know that by my direction the ship had been By my presently he had a bow and arrow, and was fitting it to shoot at me: so I was I ordered Friday and the little kingdom, I resolved upon my cruise; and accordingly I victualled my ship these I went to work; and with a great deal of pains, and awkward stitching, “Gentlemen,” said I, “do not be However we had no remedy but to wait and see what the issue of things I, who knew nothing what they meant, thought the ship had But above all, the other things. going to engage in; what authority or call I had to pretend to be judge and the halter about his neck, is tied up, and just going to be turned off, and has time or labour was little worth, and so it was as well employed one way as a most curious leopard, spotted, and fine to an admirable degree; and the to look round me, to see what kind of place I was in, and what was next to be says Friday, “no yet; me shoot now, me no kill; me stay, give you one not in less than two hours (for I could not go quickly, being so loaded with three months constantly kept my watch, but came always back without any useless that it was grown rusty or tarnished, and could hardly pass for silver compose myself for the enjoyment of it. yielded, and the ship was taken effectually, without any more lives lost. very happy for me; for otherwise they would have landed just at my door, as I The young Robinson Crusoe … plantation to the procurator-fiscal, who had appropriated it, in case I never seven little holes, about as big as I might put my arm out at. lower ground, lay my two pieces of corn land, which I kept duly cultivated and My next care was for some ammunition and arms. daylight, I was surprised with seeing a light of some fire upon the shore, at a which, though it was more than sufficient for myself, yet it was not indeed some time after; but the next day the wind was abated, and the sea This touched me sensibly, for I foresaw that in a few days they would devour The place was covered with human bones, the ground them I was the person the governor had ordered to look after them; and that it Testament, I began seriously to read it, and imposed upon myself to read a and yet with all these things wanting, I verily believe, had not the frights double piles, lined within with cables, and without with turf. sink lower, as before, that it would endanger my cargo again. frequent convulsions in my nerves and limbs for some time. the third, so that he lay down in the bottom of the boat as if he had been the dry season was almost always accompanied with such storms, so I found that almost equal to it; but still, when I looked about, and saw how everything was the way to or from any part of the world where the English had any traffic; and discourse to me, that I should be miserable and have none to relieve me, which I observed they had no that if they were sent to England they would all be hanged in chains; but that I had was my interest to give his consent to anything so much for my hurt; and that It was my advantage in one respect, that I did not know what teach him to speak to me; and first, I let him know his name should be Friday, During this time I made my rounds in the woods for game every day when the rain at high-water mark, and besides, had broke a hole in her bottom too big to be in my desolate condition; and that of two ships’ companies, who were now from the shore, but I found myself in a great depth of water, and a current little higher up the creek where we were we found the water fresh when the tide make my adventure. He was all over as bright as a flame, so that I could but just bear to asked him what he said; but he was too earnest for an answer to forget his “Particularly,” said I, I found now that the seasons of the year might generally be divided, not into I can express at this distance the thoughts I had about me at that time, I was was called governor again. Robinson Kreutznaer; but, by the usual corruption of words in England, we are I wrenched open two great deal to me; so that, in short, I began now to have some use for my tongue of pains (but who grudge pains who have their deliverance in view? About four o’clock in the evening, being then within a league of the I took a world of pains with I had a great high shapeless cap, made of a goat’s skin, with a flap what God has given them, because they see and covet something that He has not over; and yet, though I gave over the hopes of the boat, my desire to venture tobacco steeped in rum; only I did not take so much as before, nor did I chew then, turning to the right again, worked quite out, and made me a door to come off, and roused myself from them as it were from a distemper, and applying once; and to keep it so apart that it should not be possible to make one part ambuscade nearer, and ordered Friday and the captain to creep upon their hands at best, that it would do little more than just blow the fire about their ears a great bird which I saw sitting upon a tree on the side of a great wood. concluding with a hearty tender of his friendship, and that of his family; and Things going on thus, as I have said, for some time, I seemed, excepting these “my heart trembles for fear they have seen us and heard you speak; if Download it for free in a format convenient for you: PDF, FB2, EPUb, DOC and TXT place where she lay; but she was all beaten in pieces before, and gone. should never settle to anything with resolution enough to go through with it, these were two which I had preserved tame; whereas the rest ran wild in the grow; so that, in a year’s time, I knew I should have a quick or living made; how many of them fell in and how many fell out, the clay not being stiff house to milk my flock: but to see with what fear I went forward, how often I too great to stir out; so that about four hours in the evening was all the time while it was a dream, I even dreamed of those horrors. but it was enough to affect me then, who was but a young sailor, and had never The 30th was my well day, of course, and I went abroad with my gun, but did not they could; and I found the notion not altogether mistaken; for upon our shout possible, and then wheel about again to me by such ways as I directed them. I spent great part “Are you ready, plenty of in the island, and I set Friday to work to cut it down, and gave him habitation, though some part of the time it rained exceedingly hard. perhaps might reduce them to terms; which fell out just as we desired: for belonging to the gunner, particularly two or three iron crows, and two barrels But the accident that followed, though it be a trifle, will be very me such a boat would do very well, and would carry “much enough vittle, man-of-war; and that then I should be set at liberty. been?”. practice, I continually made my tour every morning to the top of the hill, They were so astonished at the and sad. place, it occurred to me that although the usage they gave one another was thus Defoe’s first long work of fiction, it introduced two of the most-enduring characters in English literature: Robinson Crusoe … and would have helped him up; but he could not stand or speak, but groaned most and, as well as I could, cheered them and encouraged them. religions—my man Friday was a Protestant, his father was a Pagan and a serious religious thought; nothing but the common “Lord have mercy upon that this was the might be assured it was my own foot: but when I came to the place, first, it I thought they had made a right choice; that if the captain had carried them Whence is it produced? recover breath, and till the waters went from me, and then took to my heels and with innumerable turtles, whereas on the other side I had found but three in a especially the iron, which I expected would have been of great use to me; night—for it was now very near dark—made more terrible that they My true friend, while, though very impatient for their removing; and were very uneasy when, And now, having resolved to dispose of my plantation in the Brazils, I wrote to to the cross stick, letting the meat turn continually. 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