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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201063
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and every evening. He used the shells of the co-
coanuts as vessels, and the possession of this milk,
which he took partly sweet and partly curdled,
contributed much to the satisfaction of his solitary
life.
Robinson being one night very soundly asleep,
was suddenly awoke by a terrible noise. There
was a violent earthquake. Shuddering he got up
without knowing what was to happen, or what
he was to do. At the same moment violent shocks
succeeded one another, while a raging hurricane
arose, which threw down the trees, and agitated
the deepest abysses of the foaming sea. All the ele-
ments were in uproar, and nature seemed to approach
its end.
With mortal anxiety Robinson jumped out of his
cave into his yard; the terrified lamas did the same.
They were hardly out of it, when the pieces of the
rock which rested on his cave tumbled down on the
place where he slept. Robinson, to whom fear had
lent wings, fled through the opening of his yard,
and the lamas ran after him. His first thought was
at that moment to fly to a neighbouiing hill, on
the top of which was a level place, as he feared
to be killed by the trees that were thrown down.
He was about to run away, but he saw with surprise
and horror that at that very part of the hill a
wide abyss was opened, which cast out smoke, fla-
mes ashes, stones, and a fluent matter, commonly
called lava. It was hardly possible for him to escape
this danger by flight, as the burning lava ran
down like a torrent. He ran to the shore; but a
new scene, not less terrible, awaited him there. A
violent whirlwind, which blew from all quarters,
had collected a number of clouds and' heaped them
upon one another. Their extraordinary weight made
them fall down which occasioned such an inundation,
that in a moment the whole country appeared one
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