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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lamas over the hedging which he had shut up on all
sides. He resolved at last to make for some time a
small stable near his inclosure, and to keep the
lama with her young ones in it till he could make
a better regulation. As long as the stable was not
ready he tied the creature to a tree, and went to
work directly. He he« ed down a number of young
trees, and planted them so near to one another that
they formed a pretty strong wall.
During this time the lama being tired, reposed on
the ground, and the young ones, which did not
suspect that they were caught, sucked at their ease.
Robinson viewed these lovely little creatures, and
thought himself happy to possess some living animals
which would afford him company. From this mo-
ment, it appeared to him that he did not live so
solitary, and the joy which he felt gave him so much
strength and vigour, that the stable was ready in a
short time. Then he let the lama and her young
ones into it, and shut the last opening with thick
twigs placed close together.
Robinson had not yet forgot the pleasure which
his first companion the spider had afforded him.
He daily provided her with flies. The spider, which
soon observed that he treated her kindly, grew so
tame, that whenever he only touched the cobweb,
she came and took from his hand the fly which he
offered her. The lama and her young ones soon
accustomed themselves to his company. As often as
he came home they bounded to meet himj they
snuffed him all round to know if he had brought
any thing for them, and out of gratitude they lick-
ed his hands when lie gave them fresh grass or
young twigs. He weaned the young ones, and af-
terwards regularly milked the mother every morning