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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wept, lifted up their hands to heaven, and would
not allow themselves to he consoled. The cold sweat
broke out upon his brow; he cried out aloud: "Here
I am, my dear parents!" and fancied he was about
to throw himself into their arms; but turning him-
self in his sleep he tumbled out of the tree. Luckily
he had not been sitting very high, and the ground
was so much overgrown with grass that his fall did
him no injury. He felt no pain, except in the side
on which he had fallen; but having suffered more
in his sleep he did not regard this pain. He clamber-
ed again into the tree, and remained sitting in it
till the sun rose. Then he began to consider in
what manner he might furnish himself with food.
Every thing we have in Europe was wanting here:
he had neither bread, meat, vegetables, nor milk;
and if even he had had any thing how could he
boil or roast it, for he had neither fire, spit, nor
pot. All the trees which he had as yet seen, bore no
fruits, but only leaves.
Being in uncertainty what to do he descended
from the tree. As he had taken no food all the pre-
ceding day hunger began to torment him horribly.
He constantly walked backward and forward , but
found nothing but barren trees and grass. He was
a prey to the most poignant anguish. "I shall be
obliged to starve," cried he with a sob. — In the
mean time necessity roused his courage, and inspired
him so much strength, that he could crawl along
the shore to search carefully if he could not find
something or other which was eatable. But alas! all
in vain! There was nothing but trees, grass and
sand. Being weak and tired, and not able to pro-
ceed any farther, he threw himself on his face on
the ground, melted away in tears, and wished he