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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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twine; he then took some of the largest leaves of the
cocoatree , and fixed them with fishbones to the round
cover he had made, and now he had an umbrella.
Then he came to the idea to try if he could not
make a bag to put some provisions in, to bring back
with him should he be lucky enough to find any.
He thought a little about it, and at last he found
a means to make such a one. He had plenty of
twine at hand; of this he made a sort of a net,
and in that manner he made himself a game-bag.
XXI L E S S 0 N.
Robinson rose the next morning before sunrise
and prepared himself for his journey. He slung on
his game-bag., tied a rope round his body, and ha-
ving stuck the hatchet in it instead of a sword he
took his umbrella on his shoulder and went on his
journey. In the first place he paid a visit to his
cocoatree to furnish his bag with a couple of nuts
in case his search should be fruitless. Having now
this nice provision about him, he went directly to
the shore to seek some oysters. Possessing both these
articles, and having drunk heartily of the pure wa-
ter of his spring, he set out on his journey.
It was a charming morning, the sun was just
rising in all his glory, and gilding the summits of
the rocks. A thousand birds of different sizes, and
with the most variegated feathers, sung their first
morning song, and rejoiced at the return of dawn.
The air was as pure and fresh as if God had but
that moment created it; the plants and flowers spread
the most agreeable fragrance. On the road he discover-
ed a number of plants which he thought worthy
of being examined with attention. He found them
to be potatoes. "Now 1 should have a sort of bread,"
said he to himself: " if I only had fire to boil them;
but not having this, I can make no use of these