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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was always uneasy and upon his guard, did not
close his eyes the greater part of the fore night; the
horrible scene which had frightened him so much
was constantly before his imagination, and he in
vain endeavoured to banish it from his mind. In
order to be more safe in future he formed a thou-
sand projects, the one more foolish than the other.
Among others he took a resolution as soon as it
was day, to destroy all that he had made, and
not to leave a single trace of what had cost him so
much labour. He would do this on purpose that
when the savages came to visit that quarter, they
might not be able to remark nor suppose that there
was a human creature on the island. But when the
cheering light of morning had dissipated the darkness
of the night, he viewed matters in quite another way.
What he had determined upon during the night as
prudent and necessary now appeared to him both
useless and imprudent, and he was now persuaded
that his fright had been imaginary. "I have been
here so long already," said he : " and during that time
there has not been a single savage in the neigh-
bourhood of my dwelling; this convinces me suffi-
ciently that their abode in this island is not con-
stant. Probably they inhabit another, from whence
some of them come here now and then to celebrate
their victories by such a horrible feast, and appa-
rently they land nowhere else but on the southern
part of the island, and return home without pene-
trating farther into the country."
In the mean time he took such measures as might
secure him from the savages, and the first thing he
did when he returned home was to begin to plant
a thick wood at a little distance from the trees
which inclosed his habitation, in order to cover the