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But Mr. and Mrs. Crusoe would not give their consent. A sailors life was as dangerous one. Storms were regular occurrences at sea. Their winds wind's often blew ships off course, and even worse, dashed them to pieces against rocks or sandbars many lives were lost this way. Then, too, there was the danger of pirates who attacked merchant ships, stole their cargo, and killed their crew. No Mr. and Mrs. Crusoe decided, they could not give their consent and be part of the destruction
of their son.
So for another year Robinson could only dream of going to sea. One day, he was visiting friend in the seaport town of hull. Robinson learned that the boy's father, a sea captain, was setting sail on a short voyage down the English coast to London. An invitation to come on board and sail as the captain's guest was too much for Robinson to resist.