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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self, and he was very melancholy, being afraid that
his fire might happen to go out if no fresh wood
was put to it. He crept on his hands and feet to
the hearth, and threw as much wood on it as he
thought necessary to make it burn till the next day,
for it was already late in the evening.
This was the most tedious night of his life. The
cold and heat of the fever alternately succeeded each
other, he had a violent and constant headache, and
he could not shut his eyes. This made him so weak
that on the next day he was ^lardly able to creep
up to the woodpile to maintain his fire.
Towards evening the fit came on again; he tried
once more to go to his hearth but now it was quite
impossible for him. He was thus obliged to give
up his plan of keeping his fire burning; it even
became indifferent to him, as he expected death
which seemed to be approaching. During the night
his fire had gone out, and the rest of the water
which was in the cocoanut-shell was putrified. Ro-
binson was no longer able to turn himself in his
bed; he believed he felt his last moment approaching.
He asked forgiveness from God for his sins and
thanked Him for all the good which He had bestow-
ed on him during his life. An anxiety as violent
as he had ever felt took possession of his heart, and
at last he fell into a sort of lethargy.
It is very probable that he remained for some days
in this situation, after which he recovered his senses.
When he opened his eyes, he looked about him
every-where, and was astonished to see himself in the
quarter where he resided. He felt himself very weak,
and was tormented with a parching thirst. The water
which remained was not fit to be drunk; luckily he
recollected his lemons. He brought one of them to his