What did Robinson tell Friday?
I told Friday my personal story and I described England and Europe to him.
I told him about our cities, schools, ships and travelling around the world. I told him that education was important in Europe and that we studied from books. It was all new to him. Friday’s people didn’t need schools on the islands. They had all what they needed for their life.
When I felt that I could trust him enough, I showed him how gunpowder worked. I taught him how to use a gun. I gave him a knife and a belt. He was happy with my presents.
He said that he saw a similar knife before. I asked him to tell me more.
He explained that his people saved white men from a small boat and that they still lived with them. He counted seventeen Europeans who lived with his people.
I thought that these men could be the sailors from the ship which came to my island some time ago. They probably saved themselves in a boat. I didn’t find anybody alive when I went on board.
Friday told me that they were OK. I was happy to hear that some Europeans lived not very far from my island. I started to plan how to meet the Europeans.
2. trust：信任，也可以作名词，作名词时表达对某人的信任可以说trust in sb.。
Who did Robinson think those Europeans were?