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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bow and some arrows. His head grew giddy by con-
tinually reflecting upon this idea, and by the con-
sideration of the great advantages which the bow
would procure him. With this he could kill lamas,
shoot birds, and defend himself in his habitation
should it happen that the savages came to attack
him. He was so full of impatience to have his bow
finished, that notwithstanding the rain and wind
he went in search of the necessary wood. On his
return he began directly to work, but he proceeded
but very slowly and with much difficulty as he had
no knife. He spent eight days in making such a
bow, and now he was in want of a bowstring and
arrows. He spun a cord as fast a possible, and then
went on to make arrows and a javelin. He formed
the first with strong and sharp fishbones, and the
javelin with a sharp stone at the end. Having done
this, he made a trial of his bow and found it very
well calculated to kill birds and other animals with.
For above two months it rained without ceasing;
but then the air began to clear up again, and when
Robinson thought that the winter was about to begin ,
it was already past. He could hardly believe his
own eyes, when he saw that the spring produced
anew young grass, and fresh flowers, which astonish-
ed him so much that he did not know what to
think about all this.
Robinson often felt a great desire to see his pa-
rents again. He sighed as often as he was at the
seaside, and viewed the immense ocean with moist-
ened and languishing eyes. His heart very often nou-
rished an idle hope, when he saw a small cloud ari-
sing in the horizon, of which his imagination form-
ed a ship coming on in full sail; but when he
observed his mistake the tears ran down his cheeks,