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 then again up to heaven, after which tears of
oy ran down his cheeks. The inundation had pro-
jahly driven the lamas to some small eminence
where the water was not so deep, and whence they
afterwards soon ran away. Apparently when the
violent rain was over they had returned to their ha-
bitation. Robinson on surveying his cave, found that
the damage was not so great as he had presumed.
The roof, which consisted of a piece of rock, had
indeed fallen in, and in its fall had dragged away
a part of the adjoining wall, but it appeared not
impossible to clear up all the rubbish out of the
cave, and this being done his habitation would be
much more roomy and more convenient than before.
He fell on his knees to thank God for having saved
him from this imminent danger; after having done
that, he made a beginning with his work. With
much less trouble than he had expected, he got the
earth and gravel out of his habitation; but as for the
piece of rock, it was too large for him to remove it from
the place where it had fallen. He made several at-
tempts to roll it away but in vain. After mature
deliberation, he recollected to have seen in his youth
that the labourers make use of levers or crowbars
to remove heavy burdens. He therefore made two of
these instruments, and in less than half an hour he
had rolled this large stone out of his cave. As his
kitchen was now quite ready, he began earnestly
to think about procuring some victuals against the
winter. With this idea he caught eight lamas in
the same manner as he had caught the first. He kil-
led them all except one ram, which he kept alive
to be the companion of his three tame lamas. The
greater part of his meat he hung up in his kitchen
to be smoked, after having previously salted it for
some days, as he recollected to have seen at home
that his mother did the same.