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
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse letterkunde
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inactivity ; for as he was not able to resist it any
longer, he was obliged, in spite of himself, to go
and search for a spring or brook. Luckily he found
pure and cfear water, where he could fully refresh
He thanked God for it, hoping that He would like-
wise provide him with victuals. "He who feeds the
foM^ls of the air," said he: "will not let me starve."
Hunger indeed did not make itself so acutely felt,
because anxiety and terror had bereft him of all ap-
petite ; but he was so much the more desirous of
rest. The hardships he had suffered, and his fright
had exhausted him so much, that he could hardly
keep upon his feet.
But now the question was, where should he spend
the night? On the ground, and under the bare
heaven? This would do, but then pei'haps he might
be attacked and devoured by savages or wild beasts.
Of a house, a cottage or even a cave, he saw not the
least sign. He wept, was inconsolable and did not
know what to do. At last he resolved to imitate the
birds, and like them to seek an asylum in a tree.
Soon after a tree offered itself to his eyes, the
branches of which were grown so thick and close
together, that he could easily sit upon them and
lean against them with his back. He clambered into
this tree, prayed to God from the bottom of his heart
and fell asleep directly.
During his sleep his heated imagination vividly
represented the events of the preceding day before
his eyes. He imagined he still saw the foaming bil-
lows and the foundering ship and that he heard the
cries of the crew ; he believed he saw his parents,
and it appeared to him that they were full of care
and sorrow, that they lamented his fiite, sighed.