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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lie then diligently continued his work, and planted
tree after tree till he had hedged, around the whole of
the small spot which he intended forhis future dwelling.
But a single row of pliahle trees did not appear to
him to be a sufficient wall to defend his abode, he
therefore planted a second row at a fathom's distance
from the first. Afterwards he plaited these two rows
with twigs, and at last he even came to the idea
of filling up the space between them with earth.
This was then so strong a wall, that much strength
would have been required to break through it.
Every morning and evening he watered his little
plantation from the neighbouring spring, and to
draw water he made use of the shell of the cocoanut
as a bowl. He soon had the pleasure to see that his
young trees grew and became green, so that they
really afforded a very fine sight. When he had
almost finished bis hedge he bestowed a day in plait-
ing a number of thick ropes of which he formed a
ropeladder as \\ell as he could, for his intention was
to make no door to his habitation, but to plant some
more trees which would shut up what yet remain-
ed open.
•On the top of his rock there was a tree, to which
he fastened his ropeladder, and let it hang down.
Having done all this, he now thought of how to wi-
den the small hollow which was in the hill, that
it might serve for a dwelling. He saw very well
that there was no chance for him alone to do that.
What was to be done then? He was obliged to try
and think of something which would serve as a sub-
stitute for tools. With this intention he went to a
place where he had seen many pieces of a green sort
of stone called tallow-stone, and which is very hard.
Having sought very carefully, he found one that had