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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a young fir, and taking off the hark he made it
sharp at the end; he then sought a pair of teethed
branches, which were to be used as stands for the
spit to rest on. Having sharpened them at the ends,
he drove them into the ground, opposite to one
another, and jiut the venison on the spit, which he
placed afterwards between the two forks, and was
much rejoiced to see it turn so well. Now he wanted
nothing but the most necessary thing for roasting
meat, namely fire.
Melancholy and pensive, he leaned his head upon
his hand, and sighing deeply sat gazing at the fine
piece of meat which he was obliged to let there
without being eaten, and when he thought of the
approaching winter, and how he was to do then if
he had no fire, he became so anxious that he was
obliged to get up quickly and walk about to breathe
in the free air. As this had agitated his blood very
much, he went to the spring to fetch some fresh
water in his bowl; he put some lemon-juice in it,
which afforded him a refreshing beverage he stood
highly in need of.
In the mean time the sight of the piece of lama
meat which he was so eager to eat a piece of,
made his mouth constantly water. At last he recol-
lected to have heard that the Tartars lay the meat
which they intend to eat, under the saddles of their
horses, and ride it tender. "This," he said to himself:
" may certainly be done as well in another manner"
and he resolved to try it. He sought for two large
stones of the same sort of which his hatchet was
made, and laid a piece of meat, without bones,
between them, and began to beat with his mallet
upon the uppermost stone. He had hardly done this
ten minutes, when the stone began to grow warm.