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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Robinson having novr provided himself for the
«'inter (which he thought was approaching) with
meat, wood, potatoes and hay for his lamas, was
much astonished that this season did not make itself felt
at the end of the month of October. Neither did- he
know afterwards what to think of that heavy rain
which lasted for a fortnight without ceasing. Du-
ring all this time he had not been out of his cave
except to fetch some provisions from his cellar, and
some water from the spring for himself and his
lamas. This time was very tedious to him as he had
no occupation. During this irksome time he was
employed in thinking about means to construct a
pot and a lamp, which would make his situation
more supportable. Therefore he went through this
heavy rain to look for some clay that he had seen
in a certain place of his island, and having found
it he immediately set to work. He made several at-
tempts before he succeeded to his wish, but having
nothing else to do he persevered and was not to
be deterred by a few failures. He spent some days in
an agreeable labour, till at last the pot and the lamp
were both ready. He then placed them in his kit-
chen, not far from the fire, that they might dry
up by degrees. After having finished these he went
on to make other pots, dripping pans, and small
pans of different forms and sizes. The more he exer-
cised himself at this work, the more facility he
acquired in it.
The rain still continuing, Robinson saw that it
would be absolutely necessary for him to invent
some other domestic occupations to make the time
seem less tedious. His first work was to prepare a
fishing-net. He had already made a good provision
of twine which answered his purpose very well.
He would likewise try if he could not make a