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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the air and to get wet during this season. What was
then to be done? They had no choice but to defer
the construction of the boat till a more favourable
season, and to find occupation without going out
of their habitation.
What an agreeable resource for Robinson during
the rainy days and long dark nights of this solstice
to have fire and light and to possess a friend with
whom he could converse in a friendly manner during
their mutual occupations. This made him forget the
irksomeness with which he formerly spent those te-
dious evenings in darkness and without occupation.
He learned from Friday every contrivance by which
the savages procure themselves any conveniences, and
Robinson in his turn taught him a thousand things,
xvhich the ingenuity of the savages could never have
The rainy season being past, they went to their
tree to finish their canoe. Friday hollowed out the
trunk by means of fire. This was of such good ef-
fect in advancing their labour that the canoe was
ready in a few days, and nothing was wanting
but a sail and oars. Friday provided for this by
mats made of the bark of trees, and which were to
supply the use of sails, while Robinson provided
for the oars. Now they brought the canoe to the
sea by means of rollers, and fastened it to a stake
firmly driven into the ground.
On returning home they set about roasting pota-
toes , and preparing other provisions for their voyage.
This being done they laid themselves down to sleep,
fully resolved to set sail with the first favourable
A.t midnight they were awoke by a violent storm:
the howling of the winds was terrible, and the