The new Robinson Crusoe; an instructive and entertaining history. Translated from the French ...

Paperback | May 5, 2014

byJoachim Heinrich .. [From Old CA Campe

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAP. II. ROBINSON'S second voyage began as favourably as the first. They had already cleared the Channel without any accident, and were now in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, when they met with such contrary winds for several days successively, that they found themselves driven a considerable way towards the coast of America. One evening the steersman declared that he saw a fire at a great distance, and that he heard the firing of guns from the same quarter. All hands immediately hastened upon deck, where they saw the fire, and could distinctly hear the report of several guns. The captain examined his maps, and found there was no land on that quarter within the distance of a hundred leagues; and they unanimously concluded, that what they saw could be nothing else than a ship on fire. It was immediately resolved to assist the vessel in distress, and they accordingly steered that way. In a very short time their conjectures were verified; for they beheld a large ship all in flames, and burning with the greatest fury. A large mnp will shew, much better than a small one, the course which the ship should have held, find that which the wind compelled her to take. They wanted to steer one way, but, because they hud a side wiud from that quarter, they were driven, in spite of themselves, towards where America lies. The captain instantly ordered five guns to be fired as a signal to the poor people on board the burning ship, that help was at hand. Scarcely was this order put in execution, before they saw, with terror and astonishment, the ship, which had been on fire, blow up with a dreadful explosion, and immediately after every thing sunk, and the fire was seen no more. The flames had, at length, rc&ched the powder-room, and this was the...

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAP. II. ROBINSON'S second voyage began as favourably as the first. They had already cleared the Channel with...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217241727

ISBN - 13:9780217241724

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