The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; Of York, Mariner Who Lived Eight-And-Twenty Years All Alone in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque Having Been Volume 1

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; Of York, Mariner Who Lived Eight-And-Twenty Years All Alone in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque Having Been Volume 1

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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. 1766 edition. Excerpt: ...to put an Hand thro' between them, which asterwards, when those Stakes grew, as they all did in the next rainy Season, made the Inclosure strong, like a Wall, indeed stronger than any Wall.., This will testify for me that I was not idle, and that I spared no Pains to bring to pass whatever appear'd neceflary for my comfortable Support; for I consider'd the keeping up a Breed of tame Creatures thus at my Hand, would be a living Magazine of Flesh, Milk, Butter and Cheese, for me, as long as I liv'din the Place, if it were to be forty Years; ard that keeping them in roy Reach, depended intirely upon my persecting my Inclosures to such a Degree, that I might be sure of keeping them together; which by this Method indeed I so effectually secured, that when these little Stakes Voi. L....... G.!... J-.began gan to grow, I had planted them so very thick, I wai..ced to pull some of them up again. In this i lace also I had my Grapes growing, which I principally depended on for my Winter Store of Raisins, and which I never seil'd to preserve very caresully, at the best and most agreeable Dainty of my whole Diet; and indeed they were not agreeable only, but physical, wholesome, nourishing and refreshing to the last Degree. As this was also about half-way between my other Habitation and the Place where I had laid up my Boat, I generally staid and lay here in my Way thither; for I used frequently to visit my Boat, and I kept all things about or belonging to her in very good Order; sometimes I went out in her to divert myself, but no more hazardous Voyages would I go, nor scarce ever above a Stone's Cast or two from the Shore. I was so apprehensive of being hurried oat of my Knowledge again by the Currents, or Winds, or any other Accident: But now I come to a...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236619870
  • 9781236619877