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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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mouth, and after having sucked the juice, found that
it refreshed him and quenched his thirst. The violence
of the sickness was entirely mitigated. Nothing remain-
ed of it but a great weakness. As he felt his appetite
increasing, he took a roasted potatoe, squeezed some
lemon-juice upon it, and eat it with much relish.
His lamas were lying at his feet; some of them looked
on him and seemed to ask if he was not yet reco-
vered; the oldest being come to him, he exerted all
his strength to milk her. After having drunk of this
milk, he fell asleep again, and when he awoke he
found himself almost entirely recovered. He saw with
sorrow that his fire was quite burnt out but he com-
forted himself with the thought that he could subsist
on fruits and the milk of his lamas.
XXXVI LESSON.
Robinson now being entirely recovered, did nothing
but meditate night and day, if it would not be
possible for him to construct a small boat for him-
self. He had reason to presume that the continent
of America could not be at a great distance, and
resolved, when he had a canoe, not to fear any danger
in an attempt to reach the continent, if it was any
way possible. Being entirely occupied with this idea, he
went to search for and choose a tree, of which, when
hollowed out, he could make the boat that he was
in want of. As he came with this intention to some
places in the island where he had not yet been, he
saw several plants that were unknown to him, and
of which he resolved to take a trial if they could be
used as food. Among them he found some Indian
corn, which in Europe is called Turkish wheat. He
admired the great size of the ears, for there is gene-
rally found on one of them upwards of two hundred
large grains placed close to one another; he was
no-ways in doubt but that some good bread could