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Title: Robinson Crusoe
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00073542/00001
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Title: Robinson Crusoe
Physical Description: 9 p. : ill. ; 12 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Wrigley, James ( Publisher )
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731
Publisher: J. Wrigley
Place of Publication: New York (No. 27 Chatham St.)
Publication Date: between 1860 and 1867
Subject: Castaways -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Shipwrecks -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Imaginary voyages -- 1863   ( rbgenr )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1863   ( rbgenr )
Genre: Imaginary voyages   ( rbgenr )
Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
Citation/Reference: NUC pre-1956
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Variant of Lovett, R.W. Robinson Crusoe, 131.
General Note: J. Wrigley published at No. 27 Chatham Street, N.Y., between 1860 and 1867.
General Note: Text ends on inside of back cover.
General Note: Cover hand colored.
General Note: Part I of Robinson Crusoe, retold.
General Note: Publisher's advertisement, p. 4 of cover.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00073542
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 27606559

Table of Contents
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    Back Cover
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J. WRIGLEY. Publisher, of Songs, Ballads
And Toy Books. No. 27 Chatham Street. N Y

The Baldwin Library


I was born of a good family in the city of
York, where my father settled, atter having
gained a handsome estate by merchandise. My
head was filled with rambling thoughts; and
being one day at Hull, I met with one of my
companions, who was going to sea, and lie ea-
vily persuaded me to go with him.

On the Ist. of September, 1651, I went on
board a ship for London; but no sooner was the
vessel, out of the Hnuber, than the wind began
to blow, and the sea to rise in a most terrible
manner. I cannot express the horror of mind
with whieh I wes seized, expecting every mo-
ment the ship to go to the bottom. But after
much hezard we got to land, and walked to
Yarmouth,where we was received with human-
ity I remained some time in doubt what course
to take; but having money in my pocket, I
travelled to London by land. On my arrival
in that city, I contracted an acquaintance with
the master of a ship who had been on the coast
of Guinea, he taking a fancy to me, gave me the
liberty of trading tor myself. This was one of
the most unhappy voyages I ever made; for af-
ter we had passed the line, a violent hurricane
drove us upon a rock, I reached the shore, and
being overcome with fatigue, I laid downand

slept soundly. When I awoke, next morning,
it was broad day, and the storm had abated.
I swam towards the ship, which was at no great
distance, and to my inexpressible joy found the
most of the provisions where dry. I immedi-
ately made a raft and let down three seamen's
chests, and filled them with bread, some dried
gats flesh, and three Dutch cheeses, I also let
dwn the carpenter's chest, andfound two fowl.
inr-pieces, and two pistols, with some powder,
and two old rusty swords; and after much la-
bour, safely landed it. I had now been thi: teen
syad on shore, and eleven times on board the
dihs; but the last time, the wind began to rise,
pna in the morning not a vestage of the ship
saw to be seen; I then went in search of a place
where to pitch my dwelling. Having found a
convenient spot I drew a half circle, which ,x-
tended about twenty yards, and drove stakes
into the ground; I thendut some boards across,
and covered them with the branches of trees
and stopped up the whole with clay. The en.
trance was by a ladder to go over the top, whicl.
when I was in, I drew up after me. so that I

was perfectly safe. 1 then took a view of the
island; and at about two miles distance from
my habitation, found some fine savannahs, and
a little further a variety ot fruit, melons upon
the ground, and vines covered with clusters of
grapes. I proceeded with my discoveries, and
came to an opening that seemed to descend to
the west, where every thing was in such con-
stant verdure, that it looked like a beautiful
garden. I carried some grapes and a few limes
back with me; but the grapes were spoiled be.
fore I got home. I went the next day and ga-
thered a large quantity of grapes and hung
them upon the out branches of the trees, that
they might dry and cure in tie sun; but as for
the limes and melons, I carried as mnay as I
could well stand under. I was so enamoured
with this place, that I built myself a bower,
fenced with a double hedge; and this country
house, as I called it, cost me two month's
labour; but I hardly began to enjoy my habita-
tion, when the rains came on and I was obliged

to retreat to my old one, taking vilh me my
grapes, which now become fine raisins of the
sun. When the rains were over, I mad a visit
to my bower where I found the stakes I set fot
my defence were shot up into trees, which I
pruned, and made as much alike as possible;
and they became a complete shade. This was
my work in the dry season ; and to employ my-
self when I could not go abroad, I made bas-
kets, having when a child taken much delight.
to see a basket maker. In one of the dry sea-
sons I took another ramble, armed with my gun
and hatchet, when I had passed the valley in
which stood my bower, I came within view of
the sea; and it being a clear day, I plainly dis-
coveted land; but whether island or continent
I could not tell; I guessed it could not be less
than twenty leagues off. I imagined it was
some savage coast, and such indeed it proved.
In this journey I catched a parrot, having
knocked it down with a stick, brought it home
with me, and taught it to speak. And which

served to beguile the dulness of my solitude. I
used frequently to visit a boat which I had con-
trived to build; and one day when I was going
out in it I perceived the print of a man's naked
foot on the sand; this filled me with many fears
and when I got home, I began to double my
fortifications. After this one morning very
early I climbed upon a hill just behind my hab-
itation, and discovered aboat thirty savages on
the sea shore, dancing round a fire ; I saw two
miserable wretches dragged out of a conoe, one
of whom was immediately knocked down and
three or four of them began to cut him up in
order to roast his flesh for their horrible feast.
Meantime the other starting from them, ran
with incredible swiftness towards me. This
very much frightened me, as three of them
followed him Now thought I is the time for
me to gain a companion.
Snatching my gun, I put myself between the
pursuers and their prey. The poor creature I
intended'to save, upon my beckoning, stopped,
The first of his pursuers I knocked down, and

at tha other I lIt fly and killed him. I made
signs to him to come to m,, which he obeyed
throwing himself at my feet, and putting one
of my feet upon his head; 1 took him to my
cave and permitted him to lie down on some
straw. Next morning I took him out with me,
aed called him Friday in honour of the day I
effected his deliverance. I now repeated the
anniversary of my landing for the 27th year.
After this I, renewed my intention of taking
a voyage to the continent. Friday assured me
1 should meet with good treatment from the na-
tives ; and the spaniards offered to go over with
him before hand to settle matters for my recep-
tion. I therefore despatched my two ambassa-
dors. Friday ran hastily to me, exclaiming,
' they are come! they are come!, I perceived
at the distance of about league and a half, a
boat standing in for shoe. By the help of my
glass, I soon discovered they were not my am-
bassadors, but conjectured they belonged to a
ship anchored at some distance, which appear

ed to be ftnglish built. Iour men leaped on
shore, bringing two with them who appeared to
be prisoners. Considering that I had despera-
does to deal with, it appeared most prudent to
defer making any attempt till night. Waiting
therefore till I judged the sailors were taking
their repose, I approached the two unhappy
men; they endeavoured to shun me, but on my
addressing them in English, 'don't be afraid-
you have a friend nearer than you imagine-ac-
quaint me with your distress, & I will endeavour
to serve you;' one of them replied, I was mas-
ter of the ship which lies yonder at anchor; my
men mutinied, and we think it a favour that
they spared our lives. We resolved on an im-
mediate attack. The two men fired, and fortu-
nately killed the ringleader, and wounded
another, the rest cried for quarter. I resolved
to leave them in possession of the island, and
that I should return with the captain to Eng-
land. Taking with memy man Friday, my mo-

ney, my d(og, and my parrot. Thus I left this
solitary island, after living upon it for twenty-
eight years. We had not left the island three
days, when we saw a great number of canoes
filled with negroes, who came very near us, on
which we made signs for them to put back,
which they did. I ordered Friday to speak to
them when instantly they discharged a great
flight of arrows, & killed poor Friday, no other
man being in their sight. I gave them a broad-
side, which overset a many of their canoes, and
the rest fled quickly out of sight. After a pros-
perous voyage, we landed in Old England, after
I had been absent from my native country thir-
ty-seven years.

27. Chatham Street.

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