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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devour him. Full of terror he looked round about,
and at the rustling of every leaf he felt a new and
great fear. In his perplexity he did not know what
to do; hut at last, collecting his strength, he took
to his heels as hard as he could, like a man who is
pursued; he was so alarmed that he was even afraid
to look behind him. But on a sudden he stopped,
and his fear was turned into horror. He saw a round
hole, in the middle of which there was a place which
had been used as a hearth, upon which a fire had been
lighted. Round about this hole he discovered hands,
feet, sculls and other bones of human bodies, which
told him but too plainly the horrible scene and the
unnatural feast which that place had witnessed.
Robinson turned his eyes from this horrid spec-
tacle, and ran away so fast that his lama could
hardly follow him. This faithful animal however
continued to run after him. Terror had driven Ro-
binson so far beside himself, that he had quite for-
gotten his lama. Hearing the steps of this creature,
he did not doubt but that he was pursued by a
cannibal. He ran quicker and quicker to escape the
supposed savage, and to be freer in his move-
ments and not to be embarrassed in his running, he
threw away his javelin, bow, arrows, and hatchet.
He did not consider whether or not he was upon the
road to his dwelling , he sought only the easiest way,
and kept on so long that at last he did not know where
he was. After he had run for more than an hour
backward and forward, he found that he was in
the very same place from whence he had fled.
A new fright! a new perplexity! He did not re-
collect the place, and believed he had met with a
second instance of that horrible cruelty from which
he sought to escape. He therefore turned about, and