The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 69 of 268
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rows, we made signs to them to draw near,
which they did without hesitating.
We went out to meet.them, M. Moranget
made them sit down, and they gave us to
understand by signs that their people were
hunting near us. Being able to make no
more of what they said, M. Moranget was
for knocking out their brains, to revenge
their having murdered our companions, but
I would not consent to it, since they had
come confiding in us. I made signs to them
to begone, which they did as fast as they
could, some small shot we fired into the air
making them run, and a cannon shot I
pointed towards the rising ground, where
the rest were, put them all to flight.
These accidents made us double our
guards, since we were at open war with that
crafty nation, which let slip no opportunity
to surprise us, and therefore penalties were
appointed for such as should, be found asleeP
upon sentinel; the wooden-horse was set tup
for them without remission, and by mean5
of such precautions we saved our lives.
Thus we spent the rest of the month till
the beginning of June. In the meantime 1M
de la Salle had begun to make another set'
tlement in the place he before told us oft
looking upon it as better, because it was
further up the country. To that purpose he
Here’s what’s next.
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