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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and thrown down by the lightning. This was a new
misfortune for Robinson. By what means could he
now fasten his ropeladder if the whole tree, as he
supposed, was shattered.?
When the tempest and rain had entirely ceased,
and the thunder was heard no more, he at last ven-
tured to go out. He saw with amazement that the
trunk of the tree which had been struck by the
lightning was in full flames. By that means Robinson
saw himself unexpectedly provided with the very
thing he stood so greatly in need of. He took care
to keep up the fire, and from that time he was less
uneasy with respect to his sustenance on this desert
island. He now deferred for that day his going a hunt-
ing , because he would employ this fire for his own
use, and roast his meat which had stuck on the spit
since the preceding day. The flame had not yet
reached the undermost part of the trunk to which
his ropeladder hung, so that he could climb up with
all safety. This he did, took a firebrand and descend-
ed with it in the hedge which was at the entry of his
habitation, made a good fire to roast his meat and
afterwards clambered back to the burning trunk to
quench the fire that consumed it. In a few minutes
he succeeded in performing this.
As Robinson had no salt, he went to the shore to
fetch some seawater in a cocoanut shell. He sprinkled
his meat several times with it, and having tasted it
found it excellent. Now however a new difficulty presen-
ted itself to distress him, he did not know how to
prevent his fire from going out. He rubbed his forehead
in the utmost perplexity, trying to fall upon some
happy expedient; he let his hands fall down list-
lessly by his side, then again he walked rapidly
backwards and forwards within his hedging , being for a