The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 40 of 268
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put into a boat; but a very thick fog rising
and taking away the sight of land, the compass
was made use of, and the fog dispersing
as we drew near the land, we perceived
a ship making directly toward us,
and that it was the Joly, where M. de Beaujeu
commanded, which rejoiced us; but our
satisfaction was not lasting, and it will appear
by the sequel that it were to have been
wished that M. de Beaujeu had not joined
Us again, but that he had rather gone away
for France without ever seeing of us.
His arrival disconcerted the execution of
our enterprise. M. de la Salle, who was already
on his way, and those who were gone
before him returned aboard, and some hours
after M. de Beaujeu sent his lieutenant, M.
de Aire, attended by several persons, as well
clergymen as others, among whom was the
Sieur Gabaret, second pilot of the Joly.
M. de Aire complained grievously to M.
de la Salle, in the name of M. de Beaujeu,
for that, said he, we had left him designedly;
which was not true, for, as I have said,
the Joly lay at anchor ahead of us when we
were separated from her; we fired a gun to
give her notice of our departure, as had
been concerted, and M. de Beaujeu anSwered
it; besides that, if we had intended
to separate from him we should not have
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