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Publication date:
12 Sep 2013
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1230436472
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9781230436470
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Original Format: Paperback 66 pages. 189x 246x 4mm| 136g
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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Volume 3
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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. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ... two Dutchmen on board. These, and many other particular circumstances, might have made it evident to the understanding of any commander, whose hands we might fall into, that we were no pirates. But fear, that blind, tormenting passion r worked another way, and threw us into the vapours; it bewildered OHr understandings, and set the imagination at work, to form a thousand terrible things, - that perhaps, might never happen. We first supposed, as indeed every body had related to us, that the seamen, on board the English and Dutch ships, but especially the Dutch, were so enraged at the name of a pirate, and especially at our beating off their boats, and escaping, that they would not give themselves time to enquire whether we -were pirates or no, but would execute us off hand, as we call it, without giving us any room for a defence. We reflected, that there was really so much apparent evidence before them, that they would scarce enquire after any more: as first, That the ship was certainly the fame, and that some of the seamen among them knew her, and had been on board her; and secondly, That when we had intelligence at the River Cambodia, that, they were coming down to examine us, we fought their boats and fled; so that we made no doubt but they were as fully satisfied of our being pirates, as we were satisfied of the contrary, and I often said -, I.knew not but I should have been apt to have taken these little circumstances for evidence, if the tables were turned, and my case was theirs; and have made no scruple of cutting all the crew to pieces, without believing, or perhaps considering: what they might have to offer in their defence. But be that how it will, those were our apprehensions; and both my partner and I too scarce...

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