Some illustrations from
by N. C. Wyeth
"My Father, a wise and
grave Man, gave me serious excellent Counsel against what he foresaw was
"For a Mile, or thereabouts,
my Raft went very well..."
"...and making it into
a great Cross I set it up on the Shore where I first landed..."
"All this while I sat
upon the Ground very much terrify'd and dejected..."
"In the Morning I took
the Bible, and beginning at the New Testament, I began seriously to read
"...I reap'd it my Way,
for I cut nothing off but the Ears, and carry'd it away in a great Basket
which I had made..."
Robinson Crusoe on the
"...and thus I every
now and then took a little Voyage upon the Sea..."
"I stood like one Thunder-struck,
or as if I had seen an Apparition..."
"I laid me down flat
on my Belly, on the Ground, and began to look for the Place..."
"...and then he kneel'd
down again, kiss'd the Ground, and laid his Head upon the Ground, and taking
me by the Foot, set my Foot upon his Head..."
"...we cut and hew'd
the out-side into the true Shape of a Boat..."
"...and no sooner had
he the Arms in his Hands, but as if they had put new Vigour into him, he
flew upon his Murtherers, like a Fury..."
"At first, for some time,
I was not able to answer him one Word; but as he had taken me in his Arms,
I held fast by him, or I should have fallen to the Ground."
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