“I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition.”

“It is never too late to be wise.”

“The more I saw of the world, the more I wished to see.”

“I lived just by the strength of my own invention and industry.”

“All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.”

“I was formed for a settled, retired life.”

“I was strangely moved with his entreaties.”

“I was but a young sailor when I first went to sea.”

“I landed in this country without a penny in my pocket.”

“I made several voyages to the East Indies.”

“I had never seen the sea ‘go so high’ in all my life before.”

“I had now been about twelve years absent from England.”

“I was fast asleep in the boat.”

“My father now began to think of seconding my desires.”

“I lived a very solitary life.”

“I named it the ‘Island of Despair.'”

“I had made a good progress in my mechanical and mathematical studies.”

“I began seriously to consider what I must do to save my life.”

“I had nothing more to do but to get my harvest in.”

“I came to an opening in the wood.”

“I had learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition.”

“I considered how impossible it was to express here the horrors of famine.”

“I was now between the mighty ocean and a still mightier wilderness.”

“I resolved to dedicate the rest of my life to Him.”

“I fell upon my knees and gave thanks to God for my deliverance.”

“I was delivered from this disaster.”

“I have since seen reason to believe it was directed by Heaven.”

“I had now been on the island 15 years.”

“I began to entertain serious thoughts of the miseries of life.”

“I resolved to struggle for my liberty.”