Chaper 1 : My first sea journey
'I want to be a sailor and go to sea,' I told my mother and father. They were very unhappy about this.The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Oxford Bookworms Library)
'Please don't go,' my father said. 'You won't be happy, you know. Sailors have a difficult and dangerous life.' And because I loved him, and he was unhappy, I tried to forget about the sea.
But I couldn't forget, and about a year later, I saw a friend in town. His father had a ship and my friend said to me, 'We're sailing to London tomorrow. Why don't you come with us?'
And so, on September 1st, 1651, I went to Hull, and the next day we sailed for London.
But a few days later, there was a strong wind. The sea was rough and dangerous, and the ship went up and down, up and down. I was very ill, and very afraid.