The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 91 of 268
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The climate is mild and temperate, though
we were about 27 of north latitude, and yet
the seeds I caused to be sowed did not
thrive, whether it was because they had been
soaked in sea water or for any other reason.
Some came up pretty well, as pompions,
melons, parsnips and endive, but the beasts
and the insects left us not much. When we
come to the Cenis, and have traversed so
many nations as lay between us and them,
I shall speak of the religion, manners, clothing,
houses and customs of the natives,
wherein they differ but little from one another,
though of several countries.
M. de la Salle had been now long gone,
and we began to be in pain for him, when,
about the middle of March, I686, happening
to be at the top of the house, I spied seven
or eight persons coming towards us. I presently
ordered eight armed men to follow
me, to go meet them, and as soon as we
drew near them we knew M. de la Salle,
M. Cavelier, his brother; M. Moranget, his
nephew, and five or six men with them,
the rest being gone another way to find the
bark La Belle, to give notice of M. de la
They were in bad condition, their clothes
ragged; M. Cavelier's short cassock hung
in tatters; most of them had not hats, and
Here’s what’s next.
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