The desire for adventure in the boy, Crusoe, leads him to neglect his lessons, and to be reproved by his father. Finally, the boy packs his bundle and runs away to sea, a splendid view being given of the vessel on which he embarks at Hull hoisting sail and putting out to sea. The vessel on which Crusoe sails on his last voyage for twenty-eight years is wrecked. In a fine scene with a "rough" sea which is really rough. The hero is carried to the shore of the island. His first difficulty, that of lighting a fire, is solved by a flash of lightning, a very clever electrical effect, and soon we see him fairly accustomed to his new life, dressed in a robe of skins and living in a rude bower with only his goat for a companion. The peaceful, if precarious, life is broken by the first visit of the cannibals to the island, and Crusoe is an affrighted witness of their weird dances about the fire. The escape of Friday is shown, the well-known scene being faithfully presented. There is a ...
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