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
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse letterkunde
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as he had inhabited this island, he had only seen
a small part of it. He reproached himself, that fear
had hindered him from going all round it from
one end to another. He then resolved not to delay
his departure any longer. He loaded one of his lamas
with provisions for four days, and having equipped
and armed himself, and recommended himself to
the Divine protection, he proceeded on his way. His
intention was to keep to the seaside as much as pos-
sible , and to shun the woods, so as to be in less
danger of meeting with wild beasts.
His first day's journey was not marked by any
extraordinary event. He travelled a distance of about
six miles; the more he went inland, the more
he perceived that the part where he had established
his habitation was the least fertile of the island.
In different places he found trees, which, though he
did not know them, appeared to bear fruit that might
afford him a wholesome and agreeable food. It was
not till afterwards that he learned the use and names
of them. He passed the first night on a tree to be
safe against the wild beasts, and at daybreak he
proceeded on his road. In a few hours he arrived at
the southern extremity of the island. In some places
the soil was sandj, but just as he was about to go on to
a promontory -which stuck out into the sea farther
than the others, he started back , became pale,
shuddered and looked round about him. He stood
for a time without motion as if he had been thun-
derstruck, for he saw traces of human footsteps in
the sand. A.t first sight, his imagination represented
to him the people who had made these marks,
as not belonging to the society of civilized, humane
and compassionate beings, but he represented them
to himself as barbarous, cruel and ready to kill and