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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times he could not refrain from laughing at his
strange dress.
Robinson one morning felt himself sick at heart
with a violent headache, and a great heaviness in all
his limhs; everything seemed to presage that he
would soon be in the most terrible situation a human
being could ever be in. "Good Heavens!" said he
to himself: "what will become of me should I not
be able to come out of my bed any more, if there
is no compassionate being to attend and assist me
in my weakness; no friend to offer me any refresh-
ment? Good Heavens! what will become of me?" So
saying, he sank down in mortal anxiety, quite de-
prived of all strength or energy. He soon however
recollected that no time was to be lost, and exert-
ed every effort to bring all that was chiefly ne-
cessary for his subsistance near his bed, that he
might not be quite without refreshment in case his
sickness did not allow him to rise, lie was hardly
able to carry two cocoanut-shells full of water, which
he set near his bedstead. To this he added some
roasted potatoes and four lemons which he had still
left; having done this he threw himself down upon
his miserable bed to await the issue of his disorder.
In the mean time he was attacked by a violent fe-
ver. Although he covered himself with dry skins,
he could not get warm. This cold fit lasted at least
two hours, after which a burning heat followed,
that ran like fire through all his veins. In this
terrible situation, he had hardly strength enough
left to bring the cocoanut-shell containing the wa-
ter to his mouth, to refresh his burning tongue.
At last the perspiration broke out in great drops,
and this gave him a little ease. An hour after
this fever had left him he came a little to him-