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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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heart overflowing with gratitude for what lie had
found, he fell on his knees and thanked God.
XVIII LESSON.
Though Robinson's hunger was satisfied, he still
went to the shore to see how it was that day with
the oysters; he found some, hut they were not suffi-
cient to make him a meal. Thus he had great reason
to thank God that He had made him find this day
other food, and he repaired to the work of the
former day with more cheerfulness. He had picked
up a large shell on the seaside and .this he made
use of instead of a spade, which eased his work
very much. A short time after he discovered a plant,
the stalk of which was full of fibres, nearly like the
flax and hemp in our country. He would not have
reflected on such things before, but now nothing was
indifferent to him. He observed every thing with a
view if possible to make use of it.
In expectation that this vegetable might be used
as our flax and hemp, he drew up a number of
these plants, tied them up in small bunches, and
laid them in the water to steep. Having observed a
few days after, that the thick exterior coat was
sufficiently moistened by the water, he lookout the
bunches, and spread the steeped stalks in the sun.
They were hardly dry enough, when he tried if he
could not, by means of a large stick, brake and
rub them as they do the flax , in which experiment
he succeeded.
He immediately began to make twine of the flax
which he had got. This was certainly not so close
as the ropemakers twist it in Europe, because he had
neither wheel nor any assistance; but still the thread
was strong enough to fasten his large shell to the
end of his stick; by this means he made himself
a tool somewhat like a gardener's spade.