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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greater when he saw a fine clear spring which ran
out of the mountain near this place. He went thither
to quench his great thirst, and after having drunk
he fell to work. He pulled some young trees out of
the ground and brought them to that quarter, which
he had destined for his dwelling; he dug the holes
in the best manner he could and planted some of
the trees in them.
Hunger made him return to the shore to seek for
oysters; but unluckily it was just now the time of
the flood so he found nothing, and for this time he
was obliged to go a sleep without supper. But where?
He had resolved to pass every night on his tree, till
lie had completed his purpose of making himself a
safe abode. He therefore went thither, but not to
undergo the same fate as the preceding night; for taking
his garters he wound them round his body, and ha-
ving thus fastened himself to the branch against
which he was to lean, he recommended himself to
his Creator and fell asleep.
This night every thing went as comfortably as
circumstances permitted, he did not fall and slept
till the morning. At daybreak he went directly to
the shore, on purpose to seek for some oysters and
afterwards to return to his work again. This time he
took another road, and was fortunate enough,to find
there a cocoanut-tree which bore large ripe fruit, one
of which he knocked off. It was a triangular nut
about as big as a child's head. The exterior coat was
composed of fibres, the second was almost as hard
as the shell of a tortoise. Robinson saw directly,
that this shell might be used as a bowl. The kernel
was a sort of nourishing juice which tasted like
sweet almonds, and in the inside, where it was
hollow, he found a sweet and agreeable milk. What
a nice meal for our poor Robinson I His empty stomach
did not content itself with a single nut; he knocked
off a second and eat it with the same appetite. His