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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made the preceding day to catch lamas, round his
body, took his umbrella in his hand, and went on
his way. As it was yet very early in the morning,
he resolved to go a little way round in order to
make himself somewhat better acquainted with the
situation of his island. He climbed upon a hill which
was situated near the sea, and looking downwards
between the two holes which were in the rock, he
saw something white lying on the ground which
excited his curiosity. He descended therefore to exa-
mine it more closely and found to his great satis-
faction that it was a mass of salt. For want of salt
he had hitherto used seawater, and though this did
very well as a make shift, it was by no means
equal to salt. Seawater has a very disagreeable
bitter taste; and besides it was a mistake to believe
that in this manner the meat would be preserved
as well as if it had been salted. Seawater putrifies,
as well as spring- or river-water, when it is without
motion. He tilled his pockets with this salt and thus
took a provision of it with him..
Robinson, his heart full of gratitude and joy, went
to the place where he hoped to surprise a lama,
but on coming there he did not meet a single one.
He sat down at the foot of a tree to eat some pota-
toes, which he found much more agreeable of taste
when he added a little salt. Before he had quite
done eating he saw several lamas coming; so he put
himself instantly in posture, and waited for them
with an open snare. He caught one of them, a fe-
male , the mother of two young ones. These follow-
ed her step by step, to the great satisfaction of
Robinson, and did not seem in the least afraid of
him. On his arrival at home an unforeseen diffi-
culty offered, as he did not know how to get the