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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almost the form of an axe; it had a sharp side and
there was even a hole in it almost big enough to put
a handle into.
Robinson soon saw that he could make a pretty
good axe of this stone if he could only make this hole
a little larger. After much trouble he at last succeed-
ed in doing it by means of another stone. He then
chose out a stout branch for a large stick as a handle,
and this he fastened so strongly with the twine he
had made, that it was as if it had been nailed, and
now he had a hatchet. He tried if he could cut
down a young tree with it, and this trial, which
succeeded as well as could be expected, caused him
unspeakable joy.
Going on to search among the stones he found
some more which promised to be of equally great
use to him. The one had nearly the form of the mal-
let used by stone-cutters; another was like a short
thick stick, and was sharp at the end like a cleaver
or chisel. Robinson took them both along with him,
and returned very well satisfied to his intended house
in order to set to work directly. He succeeded perfectly.
By putting the sharp stone, which had the form
of a chisel, into the crevices of the rock, and then
striking it with the mallet, he loosened it succes-
sively. In a few days he was so far advanced in
his labour that the room appeared large enough
for a dwelling-place.
He had already pulled up a great quantity of grass
with his hands and he now laid it in the sun to make
hay. This was soon dry enough. He carried it into
his grotto to make a good bed and nothing more
now hindered him from lying down like a human
creature on a bed, and not perching on a tree as
the birds use to do. The next day being a Sunday,