The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 45 of 268
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hens, and, having taken much pains, returned
The next morning M. de la Salle's Indian,
going about to find wild goats, came
to a lake which had a little ice upon it, the
weather being cold, and abundance of fish
dying about the edges of it. He came to inform
us; we went to make our provision of
them; there were some of a prodigious magnitude,
and, among the rest, extraordinary
large trouts, or else they were some sort of
fish very like them. We caused some of
each of a sort to be boiled in salt water, and
found them very good. Thus having plenty
of fish and flesh, we began to use ourselves
to eat them both without bread.
Whilst we lived thus easy enough, M. de
la Salle expected with impatience to know
what resolution M. de Beaujeu would take,
that he might either go to the place where
he expected to find the Mississippi or follow
some other course; but at last, perceiving
that his affairs did not advance, he resolved
to put his own design in execution,
the purport whereof was to land one hundred
and twenty or one hundred and thirty
men, to go along the coast and continue it
till they found some other river, and that at
the same time the bark La Belle should'
hold the same course at sea, still keeping
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