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The Novels of Daniel De Foe [ed. by Sir W. Scott].
The Novels of Daniel De Foe - ed. by Sir W. Scott Author:Daniel Defoe General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1810 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million book... more »s for free. Excerpt: CHAP. II. Make a trading Voyage to Guinea very successfully -- Death of my Captain -- Sail another Trip with his Mate -- The Vengeance of Providence for Disobedience to Parents now overtakes me -- Taken by a Sallee Rover, and all sold as Slaves -- My Master frequently sends me a-fishing, which suggests an Idea of Escape -- Make my Escape in an of en Boat, with a Moresco Boy. It was my lot, first of all, to fall into pretty good company in London, which does not always happen to such loose and unguided young fellows as I then was; the devil generally not omitting to lay some snare for them very early: but it was not so with me. I first fell acquainted with the master of a ship who had been on the coast of Guinea; and who having had very good success there, was resolved to go again ; and who taking a fancy to my conversation, which was not at all disagreeable atthat time, hearing me say I had a mind to see the world, told me, if I would go the voyage with him I should be at no expense ; I should be his messmate and his companion; and if I could carry any thing with me, I should have all the advantage of it that the trade would admit; and perhaps I might meet with some encouragement. I embraced the offer; and entering into a strict friendship with this captain, who was an honest and plain-dealing man, I went the voyage with him, and carried a small adventure with me, which, by the disinterested honesty of my friend the captain, I increased very considerably; for I carried about 401. in such toys and trifles as the captain directed me to buy. This 401. I had mustered together by the assistance of some o...« less