The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 84 of 268
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time after, but, having stayed too long, he
could not overtake the company, and founri
himself about nightfall in a plain full of
Weeds, where there were several tracks the
Way cattle had gone, but knew not which
of them to take. He fired his piece several
times, without hearing anything of his comrPany,
and was obliged to pass the night in
that same place.
In the morning he shot again, spent the
day and night again in that place, so that,
not knowing what to do, he returned the
same way he had gone, and after a month's
march, for he traveled only by night, for
fear of meeting with the savages, living
UPon what he killed with much difficulty
and danger, having before spent all his own
provisions, at length, after most unaccountable
hardships and sufferings, he arrived at
the place where the canoes had been sunk.
lie took one of them with incredible labor,
and too long to relate, and so came
to our habitation of St. Louis. Thus it
Pleased God that he who was to be one
Of the murderers of M. de la Salle should
come off safe and surmount almost infinite
This account, which seemed to carry the
face of probability, prevailed with me to receive
the Sieur Duhaut, and in reality I
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