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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He redoubled his strokes, and in less than half an
hour the meat became so tender, as well by means
of the warmth of the stone as bj the beating, that
it was very good to eat; and to make it still more
savoury he squeezed some lemon-juice upon it, and
made a repast such as he had not made for a long time.
After having satisfied the cravings of his hunger
he considered by himself what work was now the
most necessary to be done. The fear for the winter
made him form a scheme for spending some days in
killing a great number of lamas, to provide himself
with skins. As these animals seemed to be extraordi-
narily tame, he hoped to obtain the fulfilment of
his wishes without much trouble; having this pros-
pect he repaired to bed, and a sweet and agreeable
rest recompensed him for all the fatigues of the day.
The next morning Robinson intended to go a hunt-
ing, but was prevented by a very heavy rain. He
resolved to stay till the shower had passed over. In
the mean time the storm increased and it lightened
so terribly that his cave seemed to be all on fire,
and after this followed such terrible claps of thunder
as he had never heard before. The earth trembled
by this terrible noise, and the thunder roared without
When at last the storm seemed to abate, Robinson
went to fetch his game-bag and hatchet, and was
just on the point of setting out, when he was all
at once struck to the ground, quite stunned and sen-
seless. A thunderbolt had struck the tree which
stood above his cave, and had dashed it to pieces
with such violence, that poor Robinson had been
stunned by it. On coming to himself again anW stand-
ing up, the first thing he discovered before his door
was a piece of the tree which had been shattered