In Chapter 16 of Robinson Crusoe, the narrator describes his attack on some unarmed islanders he calls "savages" and "cannibals." Having rescued their prisoners, he describes his position as master of the island and its population in comically grandiose terms:
My island was now peopled, and I thought myself very rich in subjects; and it was a merry reflection, which I frequently made, how like a king I looked. First of all, the whole country was my own property, so that I had an undoubted right of dominion. Secondly, my people were perfectly subjected—I was absolutely lord and lawgiver—they all owed their lives to me, and were ready to lay down their lives, if there had been occasion for it, for me. It was remarkable, too, I had but three subjects, and they were of three different religions—my man Friday was a Protestant, his father was a Pagan and a cannibal, and the Spaniard was a Papist. However, I allowed liberty of conscience throughout my dominions. But this is by the way.
The irony here is evident, but it is based on the scale, not the structure, of Crusoe's kingdom. He does not doubt the substance of any of the points he makes. He says that the island is his "own property," and is his by "right." The King of England (George I at the time) would have been careful not to say any such thing about England itself, as the execution of Charles I in the previous century was based on such claims. However, they did apply to the royal colonies, and Crusoe's assumption of ownership is a classically colonialist position. The statements that he is "lord and lawgiver" to all three of his subjects, and that it is for him to decree whether they are permitted to follow their religions, reflect similar assumptions.
At this point, Crusoe has been on the island for over twenty-six years. However, nothing that has happened has modified his initial view that he has a god-given right to regard the island as his own, and to treat everyone on it as a slave or a subject. This viewpoint remains consistent through all the vicissitudes of the narrative.