Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

I cast my eyes to the stranded vessel when the breach and froth of the sea being so big, I could hardly see it, it lay so far off and considered how was it possible I could get on shore. After I had solaced my mind with the comfortable part of my condition, I began to look round me to see what kind of place I was in and what was next to be done, and I soon found my comforts abate, and that, in a word,

I had a dreadful deliverance; for I was wet, had no clothes to shift me, nor anything either to eat or drink to comfort me, neither did I see any prospect before me but that of perishing with hunger, of being devoured by wild beasts; and that which was particularly afflicting to me was that I had no weapon either to hunt and kill any creature for my sustenance or to defend myself against any other creature that might desire to kill me for theirs. In a word, I had nothing about me but a knife, a tobacco pipe, and a little tobacco in a box.

This was all my provision, and this threw me into terrible agonies of mind, that for a while, I ran about like a madman. Night coming upon me, I began, with a heavy heart, to consider what would be my lot if there were any ravenous beasts in that country, seeing at night they always come abroad for their prey.

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