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Robinson Crusoe [Part 2] - Daniel Defoe

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The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe




The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

CHAPTER I - REVISITS ISLAND



THAT homely proverb, used on so many occasions in England, viz. 
"That what is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh," was 
never more verified than in the story of my Life.  Any one would 
think that after thirty-five years' affliction, and a variety of 
unhappy circumstances, which few men, if any, ever went through 
before, and after near seven years of peace and enjoyment in the 
fulness of all things; grown old, and when, if ever, it might be 
allowed me to have had experience of every state of middle life, 
and to know which was most adapted to make a man completely happy; 
I say, after all this, any one would have thought that the native 
propensity to rambling which I gave an account of in my first 
setting out in the world to have been so predominant in my 
thoughts, should be worn out, and I might, at sixty one years of 
age, have been a little inclined to stay at home, and have done 
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