Robinson Crusoe

A young boy who is sent with Robinson and Ismael on the Turkish pirate captain's fishing boat. He swears loyalty to Robinson after Ismael is pushed overboard and accompanies him along the coast of Africa and even to Brazil. Robinson sells Xury into the service of the Portuguese captain who rescues him.

Xury Quotes in Robinson Crusoe

The Robinson Crusoe quotes below are all either spoken by Xury or refer to Xury. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Penguin Classics edition of Robinson Crusoe published in 2003.
Chapter 3 Quotes

For who would have supposed we were sailed on to the southward, to the truly Barbarian coast, where whole nations of negroes were sure to surround us with their canoes and destroy us; where we could not go on shore but we should be devoured by savage beasts, or more merciless savages of human kind?

Related Characters: Robinson Crusoe (speaker), Xury
Page Number: 21
Explanation and Analysis:

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Chapter 4 Quotes

He offered me also sixty pieces of eight more for my boy Xury, which I was loth to take; not that I was unwilling to let the captain have him, but I was very loth to sell the poor boy's liberty, who had assisted me so faithfully in procuring my own. However, when I let him know my reason, he owned it to be just, and offered me this medium, that he would give the boy an obligation to set him free in ten years, if he turned Christian; upon this, and Xury saying he was willing to go to him, I let the captain have him.

Related Characters: Robinson Crusoe (speaker), Xury, The Portuguese Captain
Page Number: 29
Explanation and Analysis:

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Xury Character Timeline in Robinson Crusoe

The timeline below shows where the character Xury appears in Robinson Crusoe. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
Society, Individuality, and Isolation Theme Icon
...of escape when he was sent with a Moor named Ismael and a boy named Xury on a small row-boat to go fishing. He tricked Ismael into loading the boat with... (full context)
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Strangers, Savages, and the Unknown Theme Icon
Robinson then turned to Xury and told him, "if you will be faithful to me I will make you a... (full context)
Strangers, Savages, and the Unknown Theme Icon
Xury and Robinson did not sleep that night, as they heard strange creatures come into the... (full context)
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Xury and Robinson saw no other humans around them. Robinson didn't know where exactly they were,... (full context)
Strangers, Savages, and the Unknown Theme Icon
...passed by. As they went further south, they began to see inhabitants on the shore. Xury was wary of going ashore to speak with these Africans, but Robinson sailed close enough... (full context)
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Some native inhabitants brought back food for Robinson and Xury. Then, two strange creatures came running down the mountains toward the water, frightening the Africans.... (full context)
Christianity and Divine Providence Theme Icon
Strangers, Savages, and the Unknown Theme Icon
...fresh water and Robinson continued to sail south, until he neared the Cape de Verd. Xury spotted another ship, which turned out to be a Portuguese vessel. The Portuguese took them... (full context)
Chapter 4
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The Portugese captain bought Robinson's small boat from him. He offered to buy Xury, as well, but Robinson was hesitant to give up Xury's liberty. The captain promised to... (full context)
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Robinson soon found that he needed help working the land and regretted selling Xury to the Portuguese captain, but says that it is no surprise that he made a... (full context)
Chapter 11
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Strangers, Savages, and the Unknown Theme Icon
...worried that it might be inhabited by savages or cannibals. He found himself wishing for Xury. (full context)