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MURDER OF LA SALLE.
by his uncle to a camp where Duhaut was drying meat;
a dispute arose between them, and that night, while young
Moranget was asleep, he and his two companions were
murdered.* When morning camle, the murderers were
frightened at what must be the result of their cowardly
deed. They came to the conclusion that, to save them-
selves, La Salle imust die. Hence they lost no time in
forming plans for his murder.
Murder of La Salle.-For two or three days La Salle
waited the return of Moranget. He grew uneasy. He
feared the Indians had attacked the party, or that the
latter had lost their way; and at last, unable to bear the
suspense, he took with him the good Father Anastase
and started in search of Moranget's party. After going
some miles, he found the cravat of one of the men; it
was soiled and bloody. His heart santk; }le feared that
something terrible had happened. Knowing that the
camp must be near, he fired his gun to let them know
he was coming. Duhaut's men, hearing the shot, came
up; but Duhaut hid himself in the long grass, and
cocked his gun so as to be ready to fire. " Where is my
nephew?" La Salle asked. He is lower (lown the river,"
replied one of the men. Just then a bullet came whiz-
zing through the air, and La Salle fell; shuddered, and
without a word, died. Father Anastase dug a shallow
grave with his own hands, placed therein the body of
the friend he had loved so well, and erected over the
* The fatal blows were said to have been struck by Liotot (Le 6t6), a com-
rade of Duhaut.
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