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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 lie returned to his habitation with an anxious
heart. Being afraid that one time or other some ship
ïnight pass by, or throw anchor near the island at
a time when he was not at the seaside, he formed
an idea to erect a signal on the promontory, by
which any vessel that happened to pass by might
be informed of his fate. This signal consisted of a
fir-tree, to "which he fixed the largest patch of his
shirt, in the manner of a flag. This being done he
wrote this inscription on the tree:
''HELP POOR ROBINSON !"
The rainy season being past, there came a great
number of mosquitoes in his island. Robinson who
had neither shoes nor stockings, lor they were en-
tirely worn out, was very much plagued by these insects,
and he did not know how to guard himself against
their stings. After having considered a long while
upon this, he cut out a pair of shoes and stockiügs
of one of the lamaskins. But as he had neither thread
nor needle to sew with, he made holes in them to
lace them "with a strip of leather. In the same man-
ner he made a waistcoat, a pair of breeches, and a
mask to cover his face against the mosquitoes.
Having put on these clothes he found them very
inconvenient, for the leather which was stiff and
hard, galled his skin; nevertheless he rather chose
to endure this than the stings of the mosquitoes.
His costume was the strangest in the world. From
head to foot he was clothed in hairy skins, he had
a large stone hatchet at his side, a game-bag, a
bow and a bunch of arrows at his back, in his right
hand a javelin, which was more than twice liis length,
and in his left hand an umbrella of plaited twigs
covered with the leaves of the cocoanut-tree; lastly,
instead of a hat, he had on his head a basket, co-
vered with rough skins and pointed at the top. Some-