The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 57 of 268
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old woman in it, who fled as soon as she saw
us; but, having overtaken and given her to
understand that we would do her no harm,
she returned to her cottage, where we found
some pitchers of water, of which we all
drank. Some time after we saw a canoe
corrng, in which were two women and a
boy, who, being landed, and perceiving we
had done the old woman no harm, came and
embraced us in a very particular manner,
blowing upon our ears, and making signs
to give us to understand that their people
A few minutes after seven or eight of
the Indians appeared, who, it is likely, had
hid themselves among the weeds when they
saw us coming. Being come up, they sar
luted us after the same manner as the
women had done, which made us laugh. We
stayed there some time with them. Some
of our men bartered knives for goats' skins,
after which we returned to our camp. Being
come thither, M. de la Salle made me go
aboard the bark La Belle, where he had embarked
part of the powder, with positive
orders not to carry or permit any fire to be
made there, having sufficient cause to feareverything
after what had happened. For
this reason they carried me and all that were
with me, our meat every day.
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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/m1/57/: accessed February 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .