Friday 7 December 2012

Hut of Crates

Using the crates and planks salvaged from the ship, Robinson Crusoe constructed his first shelter upon a hill. This hut of crates later gained a tent addition, which was constructed out of the ship's sail canvas and poles. The new site, being on a small hill, offered a better defensive position. The new habitation offered a storage space within the tent for the goods salvaged from the ship as well as a stronger fortification from the use of the crates.
"I barricaded myself round with the chests and boards that I had brought on shore, and made a kind of a hut"
"I went to work to make me a little tent with the sail and some pole... into this tent I brought everything that I knew would spoil either with rain or sun"

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