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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long as he had been on the island. The only draw-
back to his contentment was the fear of the savages,
who might some time or other return to search for
their comrade; this caused him to turn his thoughts
on the best means for his safety, and how he might
put himself in a situation of defence. For a long
time he had been scheming to fortify his habita-
tion still more strongly. As long as he had been
alone the performance of his scheme had seemed im-
jossible to him, but having now a companion he
jelieved himself able to execute this work. He resol-
ved to dig a wide and deep moat, on the outside
of the hedging of trees which was around his habi-
tation, the inside of which moat should be provided
with strong pallisadoes. It was a very difficult mat-
ter for him to make Friday understand his intention
by signs, but no sooner had he comprehended it,
than he ran to the shore, and soon returned with
a load of large shells and flat sharp stones proper for
digging in the ground.
Robinson and Friday worked every day at this
moat, and although the tools were not very well
fitted for that work, still they advanced day by
day in an amazing manner. While this work was
going on Robinson taught his language to Friday,
who made great progress in a short time. He was
very much attached to his master, who daily con-
ceived more and more affection for him, so that in a
short time he allowed him to pass the night with
him in his cave.
In less than two months the moat was ready,
and they saw themselves in such a situation as fully
insured them against the savages; they would be
even able to drive them back should they be attack-
ed by them, for before one of them could possibly
pass the moat and palisadoes, it ^vould be easy for