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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wave reached the boat, upset it and all the unfortu-
nate wretches were swallowed up in the raging sea.
The wave which had thus engulfed them carried
Robinson with it and threw him upon the shore. He
was dashed with so much violence against a piece of
rock that the pain awaked him from the mortal
lethargy into which he had till now been plunged. He
lifted up his eyes, and seeing that he was now upon
dry land beyond all expectation, exerted the little
strength he had still remaining to make a last
effort, to reach the top of the beach, lie succeeded
in getting so far and was hardly there when he
again fell into a swoon and remained for a long
time insensible to his misfortunes. On coming to
himself at last, and looking round about him — Hea-
vens what a sight! the ship, the boat, his shipmates,
every thing had disappeared. He saw nothing but a few
boards which had been washed ashore by the waves.
He alone of all on board had escaped death. Trembling
with mingled sensations of joy and terror, he threw
himself on his knees, lifted up his hands to Heaven,
and with a loud voice and shedding a torrent of
tears, he thanked the Lord of Heaven and earth,
who had thus saved him in so miraculous a manner.
When his joy for being happily saved was some-
what moderated, he began to consider his situation.
He looked about him every where, but there was
nothing but trees, shrubs, brambles, and stones; he
saw nowhere any thing by which he might conclude
that this country was inhabited by men. He shud-
dered and said to himself: "What shall I be able to
do if there are savages or wild beasts here?" The
fright made him stand aghast; he dared not stir
from his place, the least noise frightened him;
but a parching thirst soon awakened him from his