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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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1)6 made of it. But how was this com to be ground?
By what means might the flour he separated from
the bran? And in what manner couhl bread be made
of it without using fire? Notwithstanding all these
obstacles he took some ears with him, intending to
sow the grains. "Perhaps," said he to himself: "I
may reap a plentiful crop in time."
A little farther he discovered a sort of fruit-tree,
wliich was quite new to him. Ou this tree hung
many large pods, he opened one and found sixty
peas in it. Though the taste was not very agreeable
to him, he put one of these )ods which he thought
to be the ripest in his game )ag. At last he came to
a large tree, which he knew as little as the former.
The fruit of it was as large as that of the cocoanut-
tree, but there was neither bark nor husks around
it; every thing which was on it was eatable, and
of a delicious taste. This tree had quite another form
to that of the cocoanut-tree. It had not, like that, a
trunk, terminating in a thick crown of leaves, but it
had branches and leaves just as our fruit-trees have.
He afterwards perceived that it Avas the bread-tree,
so called because its fruit is eaten by the savages in-
stead of bread. He observed that the trunk of this
tree was hollow on the one side, he therefore imme-
diately thought it fit for the boat which he intended
to make, if he could only hew it down and hollow
it out in a proper manner. But ought he to cut down
a tree which was so useful while he was uncertain
whether he should ever succeed in making a canoe
of it? This idea deterred him. After having delibe-
rated upon it a long time, he observed the place very
exactly that he might be able to find it again, and
then went away without being able to come to a
resolution.