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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had rather perished in the sea than to he obliged to
starve miserably. He had already resolved to await
death in this desperate situation, when, turning his
head by chance, he saw a seahawk devouring a fish
which he had just caught. "God, who feeds the fowls,"
he said : " will likewise let me find something to eat."
He reproached himself for having jiut so little con-
fidence in Divine Providence, and jumping up with
revived hope, he resolved to go as far as his strength
would carry him. He pursued his walk along the
shore, and looked around everywhere if he could
not find some food. At last he espied some oyster-
shells on the sand. He ran to the place with eager-
ness, and examined carefully if there were by chance
any oysters; he found some, and his joy was beyond
all expression,
The first cravings of hunger being satisfied, his
greatest uneasiness now was where to dwell for the
future, without needing to be afraid of savages or
wild beasts. His first night-abode had been so incon-
venient that he could not think of the following
night without a shudder, should he be obliged to
pass it in the same manner; and considering his
situation he again fell into his former melancholy.
"What profit is it to me," said he to himself: "to have
hitherto escaped starving, if perhaps to-night I am to
be devoured by savages or wild beasts!" Quite discon-
solate he sought for a cave that might afford him a
safe asylum, but he found none; at last he clamber-
ed with great difficulty to the top of a little hill,
where he was able to see around to the distance of
several leagues. He now discovered to his great alarm,
that he was on an island, and that as far as his eye
could reach, there was no land to be discovered,
except two or three small islands which appeared