Titel: The history of Robinson Crusoe abridged: for the use of schools and private instruction
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Uitgave: Amsterdam: G. Portielje and son, 1855
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5559
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and several among them had scarcely strength enough
to stand. On entering the cabin an affecting scene
presented itself to their eyes. A mother with her son
and a young maid-servant were lying stretched out
there, and seemed already starved to death. The boy
was lying in bed and had still a piece of a leather
glove in his mouth, which he had more than half
eaten. It was presumed they were all three dead;
but soon afterwards they discovered there were still
some remains of life in them, for after they had
poured some jelly-broth into their mouths, they be-
gan to open their eyes by degrees; but the mother
was too far gone to be able to swallow any thing,
and expired soon after, making a sign for them to
leave her and endeavour to save her son's life. The
captain succeeded in his endeavours, to preserve the
two others by means of cordials and strengthening
food. But when the young lad turned his eyes to-
wards his mother and saw that she was dead, his
violent grief threw him anew into a swoon, from
which he was with difficulty recovered; however he
was brought again to himself, and he as well as
the maid-servant were restored to perfect health.
The captain provided the ship with as much victu-
als as he could spare, ordered the broken masts to
be repaired as well as possible by his carpenters,
and gave the crew the necessary information to reach
Canary-Islands, the nearest land, whither he also
sailed to take in fresh provisions.
On their arrival Robinson went on shore with the
captain; he could not enough admire the romantic
views which these fertile islands afforded. As the
captain was obliged to stop here for some time to
repair his ship, which was a little damaged, Robin-
son began to be tired of the monotony of his life.
His unquiet mind was fond of novelties, and he
wished for wings to be able to fly round the world
as soon as possible.