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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fruits." He pursued his way and came at last to a
brook where he resolved to take his dinner. But no
sooner had he set himself down near the trunk of a
thick tree, than he heard all of a sudden a noise at
a distance. Full of alarm he looked round about
every where, and at last he saw a herd of wild ani-
mals, named lamas, which have some resemblance
to our sheep except that they have a hamp on their
back. Robinson seeing these beasts approach, felt a
great longing to eat roasted meat, which he had not
tasted for a long time. He would therefore endeavour
to kill one of these lamas, and for that purpose he
went and stood close up to the tree, hoping that
one would pass by near enough for him to knock
it down with his hatchet. These creatures suspecting
jio harm, and probably never having seen a human
being before, went without the least fear along the
tree to the brook. Robinson, who had hid himself
behind his tree, gave to the smallest that was within
his reach, so violent a blow on the neck with his
hatchet, that it at once fell down dead. He took
it upon his shoulder, and returned home.
On the road he observed something else which
gave him much joy. He found seven or eight lemon-
trees , at the foot of which were lying several ripe
lemons that had fallen off. He carefully picked them
up, observed the place where the trees stood, and
being very content went home with all speed. On
his coming there his first occupation was to skin the
young lama. This he performed by means of a sharp
pebble which he used as a knife. He spread the skin
out in the sun to dry it, as he foresaw that it might
be useful to him. After he had cut off the hind
quarter of the lama to roast it, his first care was to
provide for a spit. For that purpose he hewed down