The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 51 of 268
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Salle could learn nothing of them, either by
signs or otherwise; all they could make us
understand was that there was good hunting
of bullocks in the country. We observed
that their yea consisted in a cry,
fetched from the bottom of their throat, not
unlike the call of a hen to gather her chickens.
M. de la Salle gave them some knives,
hatchets and other trifles, with which they
seemed well pleased, and went away.
M. de la Salle was glad to be rid of those
people, because he was willing to be present
when the flyboat came in, but his ill fate
would not permit it. He thought fit to go
himself along with those savages, and we
followed him, thinking to have found our
men in the same place where we left them;
but perceived, on the contrary, that the savages
had carried them away to their camp,
which was a league and a half from us, and
M. de la Sablonniere, lieutenant of foot,
being one of those the savages had taken
with them, M. de la Salle resolved to go
himself to fetch him away, an unhappy
thought which cost him dear.
As we were on our way towards the camp
of the savages, happening to look towards
the sea, we saw the flyboat L'Aimable under
sail, which the savages who were with us
admired; and M. de la Salle, observing it
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Cox, Isaac Joslin. The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6103/m1/51/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .