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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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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5559
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201063
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Robinson dedicated to rest, prayer and meditation.
He spent some hours upon his knees, his moistened
ejes cast up to heaven, praying to God to pardon
his sins and to Hess and comfort his poor parents
whom he had so ungratefully deserted.
As he feared to forget the order of the days, and
that he might know regularly when it was Sunday,
Robinson imagined to make himself an almanack.
But as he had neither paper nor any thing fit for
writing, he chose out four trees, the hark of which
was smooth. On the largest of the four he made
every evening a notch with a sharp stone, and thus
when he had made seven notches he knew that a
week was past; he then made a notch upon a tree
which stood next to it, which signified a week. As
often now as he had made four notches upon the
second tree he made a notch upon the third to de-
note a month; and when the notches of the months
were increased to the number of twelve, he made a
notch on the fourth, which denoted a year.
Meanwhile he had already consumed the greater
part of the cocoanuts of the tree, which was the
only one he had as yet been able to discover, and
the shore furnished him with so few oysters that
they were not sufficient to supply his neccessities.
He therefore became uneasy as to his future means
of subsistance. From fear as well as from prudential
motives, he had not yet undertaken to go far from
his habitation. The fear of wild beasts restrained
him, ])ut necessity now obliged him to overcome
his anxiety and to walk a little farther up into
the island to see if he could not discover new pro-
visions. The execution of this scheme he deferred till
the next day, and to defend himself against the scorch-
ing heat of the sun he had imagined the preceding
evening to make himself a sort of umbrella. For this
purpose he plaited a round cover of willow twigs,
and put a stick in the middle which he fastened with