The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 98 of 268
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bullocks flying, and guessed they were purSued
by the savages, which afterwards appeared
to be true. Some of them drew near
to our habitation, but a cannon shot I
Pointed towards the gang of them and a
nusket shot M. Barbier fired at the nearest
tade them all fly farther off.
When the Sieur Barbier went out a-hun,ting
I commonly sent with him some women
and maids to help the hunters to dress and
dry the flesh; but being informed that he
Used to slip aside from the company with
a young maid he had a kindness for, and
which gave occasion to some well-grounded
railleries, the said Barbier, being told I
Was acquainted with that affair, came and
SPoke to me in private, desiring leave to
Iarry that young woman. I made some
difficulty of it at first, advising him to stay
till M. de la Salle returned; but at last, conSidering
that they might have anticipated
UPon matrimony, I took the advice of the
Recollet Fathers and of M. Chedeville, the
priest, and allowed them to marry. M. le
Marquis de la Sablonniere, following this
example, asked the same liberty, being in
love with a young maid, which I absolutely
refused, and forbid them seeing one
Some time passed, in which nothing hap9I
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