An Abridgment of the New Robinson Crusoe; An Instructive and Entertaining History, for the Use of Children of Both Sexes

An Abridgment of the New Robinson Crusoe; An Instructive and Entertaining History, for the Use of Children of Both Sexes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...being left alone, and came thither to seek him. His fright was now turned to joy at having found out the cause of the false alarm. Robinson stretches out his hand and calls " Poll!" The bird flies to him, crying, " Robinson! poor Robinson? whero have you been?" Still restless and apprehensive, Robinson scarce closed his eyes the whole night. When once the imagination receives a violent shock, to what extremities does it cause a mans thoughts to wander I Robinson thought of a thousand plans for his future security, every one more extravagant than the other. Amongst the rest he had formed the resolution of destroying all the works tha- he had made. The copse in which he now lay, aid the hedge, were to be destroyed; his lamas turnexi loose; his dwellingplace to be all demolished. He would not have the smallest appearance remaining of any thing that might seem to be the work of man's hands. Mich. For what reason? Mr. Bill. That if the savages should chance to pay a visit to this side of the island, they might not perceive that there was a man there. Let us now leave him to his apprehensions, and while we go to rest sheltered from the danger to which he thinks himself exposed, let us return thanks to the Supreme Being, that we were born in a country, where, living amongst men who are civilized, we may compose ourselves to rest without having any thing to fear from the barbarity of inhuman savages. The Children, Good night, papas FIFTEENTH EVENING. MY dear children, it is a good proverbwhich ad vises us to consult our pillow before we take any important resolution. Scarce had the mild light of morning dispersed the shades of night, when Robinson saw things in quite a different view. What he before judged necessary, appears to him an extravagant...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659392
  • 9781236659392