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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Friday placed it upon the ground, instantly threw
more hay and dry twigs upon it, and by these means
lighted a good fire , which equally rejoiced and ama-
zed Robinson, who, quite transported with joy, embra-
ced Friday and clasped him kindly to his heart;
then he took up a piece of burning wood and ran
with Friday to his dwelling, where they made a
large fire, around which he laid some potatoes; he
also ran to his flock, chose out a young lama and
killed it; when he had skinned it, he cut it into
four quarters, one of which he first put on the spit
and ordered Friday to turn. Whilst Friday was
occupied in so doing, Robinson cut a rib from the
lama, pared some potatoes, and crushed and rubbed
some maize between two stones to make flour: all
this he put into one of his pots, poured the neces-
sary quantity of water on it and then hung it over
the fire.
Friday saw all these preparations without compre-
hending any thing. He knew the custom of roast-
ing meat; but of all the rest he had never had any
experience. He was even ignorant of the effect which
the fire had on the water that was in the pot; for
as it began to boil just at the time that Robinson
was gone for a moment to his cave, Friday, surprised
at this singularity, could not imagine what occasion-
ed this motion in the water; but when he saw it sud-
denly swell up and run over on all sides, he fancied
that there must be certainly some animal or other
at the bottom of the pot which occasioned this com-
motion , and to prevent the water from running all
away he put his hand into it to lay hold of the
animal; but at the same moment he gave so terrible
a shriek that the whole place resounded with it.
Robinson hearing this , was at first very much terri-
fied. In the first moment he could only imagine that