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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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URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201063
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17
at a very great distance out at sea. "How unlucky I
am!" he cried out, lifting up his trembling hands to
heaven : " it is then true that 1 am separated and cut
oif from all mankind! 0 poor afflicted parents! JVever
shall I see you again! what will become of me!" He
threw himself upon his knees, praying to God from
the bottom of his heart that he would have compas-
sion on him and preserve him from despair.
At this time he felt himself fortified, and clam-
bered round the hill. For a long time all his trouble
to discover a quarter where he could procure himself
a safe abode was in vain. At last he came to a small
hill which was as steep as a wall. Examining this
with more attention, he found a little hollow place
the entrance to which was pretty narrow. If he had
had a pick-axe, a stone-cutter's chisel and other
tools, nothing would have been easier than to hew
out this hollow place, which was partly in the rock,
and by that means make a dwelling. But he had
none of these instruments. The question now was,
how he was to make up for this. After having puzzled
himself for a long time about it, he thought: "The
trees which I see here are the same as the willow-
trees in my native country, which easily let them-
selves be transplanted. I will dig up some of the
young trees with my hands and then plant them
right before this cave, in a small space near to one
another, and they will thus form a sort of wall.
When they shoot again and begin to grow I shall
sleep in this inclosure more surely than if I were in
a house. From behind the steep wall of the rock
will defend me; before and on the sides I shall be
safe by means of the trees which are planted near
to one another."
XVII LESSON.
He was full of joy at this lucky idea and began
directly to put it into execution. His joy was still