Readings from Robinson Crusoe [pt. 1,2] with notes, and engr. from drawings by G. Browne


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Página 100 - It happened one day about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man's naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen in the sand : I stood like one thunderstruck, or as if I had seen an apparition...
Página 50 - I believe it was the first gun that had been fired there since the creation of the world.
Página 124 - I smiled at him, and looked pleasantly, and beckoned to him to come still nearer; at length he came close to me; and then he kneeled down again, kissed the ground, and laid his head upon the ground, and taking me by the foot, set my foot upon his head: this, it seems, was in token of swearing to be my slave for ever.
Página 100 - I could see no other impression but that one. I went to it again to see if there were any more, and to observe if it might not be my fancy ; but there was no room for that, for there was exactly the very print of a foot — toes, heel, and every part of a foot. How it came thither I knew not, nor could in the least imagine.
Página 123 - I observed that the two who swam were yet more than twice as long swimming over the creek as the fellow was that fled from them. It came now very warmly upon my thoughts, and indeed irresistibly, that now was my time to get me a servant, and perhaps a companion or assistant: and that I was called plainly by Providence to save this poor creature's life.
Página 100 - When I came to my castle (for so I think I called it ever after this), I fled into it like one pursued...
Página 126 - European in his countenance too, especially when he smiled: his hair was long and black, not curled like wool; his forehead very high and large, and a great vivacity and sparkling sharpness in his eyes.
Página 127 - I was very well pleased with him. In a little time I began to speak to him, and teach him to speak to me ; and, first, I made him know his name should be FRIDAY, which was the day I saved his life: I called him so for the memory of the time. I likewise taught him to say "Master...
Página 127 - ... to show it. At last he lays his head flat upon the ground, close to my foot, and sets my other foot upon his head, as he had done before, and after this made all the signs to me of subjection, servitude, and submission imaginable, to let me know how he would serve me as long as he lived.
Página 101 - I should see it); this was an amazement the other way. I considered that the devil might have found out abundance of other ways to have terrified me, than this of the single print of a foot; that as I lived quite on the other side of the island, he -would never have been so simple...

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