Image from page 458 of “The life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, mariner” (1883)

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Identifier: lifesurprisingad00defo
Title: The life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, mariner
Year: 1883 (1880s)
Authors: Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 Major, John, 1782-1849 Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh Library System

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eserved for the comfort and in-struction of those that made much better use of them than Ihad done. I took one of the Bibles in my pocket; and when I came toWilliam Atkinss tent, or house, and found the young womanand Atkinss baptized wife had been discoursing of religion to-gether, for William Atkins told it me with a great deal of joy, Iasked if they were together now ? And he said yes ; so I went OF %pBINSON CRUSOE. 433 into the house, and he with me, and we found them together, veryearnest in discourse : O sir, says William Atkins, when Godhas sinners to reconcile to Himself, and aliens to bring home.He never wants a messenger : my wife has got a new instructor—I knew I was unworthy, as I was incapable of that work—that young woman has been sent hither from Heaven—she isenough to convert a whole island of savages. The youngwoman blushed, and rose up to go away, but I desired her tosit still; I told her she had a good work upon her hands, and Ihoped God would bless her in it.

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We talked a little, and I did not perceive they had any bookamong them, though I did not ask, but I put my hand in mypocket, and pulled out my Bible. Here, said I to Atkins, I have brought you an assistant, that perhaps you had notbefore. The man was so confounded, that he was not able tospeak for some time; but recovering himself he takes it withboth hands, and turning to his wife, Here, my dear, says he, did not I tell you our God, though He lives above, could hearwhat we said ? Here is the book I prayed for when you and Ikneeled down under the bush ; now God has heard us, and sentit. When he had said thus, the man fell in such transports of 2 E 434 LIFE AND OADVENTURES a passionate joy, that between the joy of having it, and givingGod thanks for it, the tears ran down his face like a child thatwas crying. The woman was surprised, and was like to have run into amistake that none of us were aware of; for she firmly believedGod had sent the book upon her husbands petition : it is true

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