The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 99 of 268
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pened to us worth observing; however, I
will mention two things which befell our
Recollet Fathers. One was that Father Anastasius,
being a-hunting bullocks with me,
and coming too near one I had shot, and
was fallen, the beast, as much hurt as he
was, started up and attacked and threw hilm
down; he had much ado to get off, and I
to rescue him, because I durst not shoot for
fear of killing him. The bullock, being
weak, fell again; the Father was delivered,
but lay ill some months. The other was that
Father Maximus had written somne memoirs
concerning M. de la Salle's conduct, corr
demning him upon several occasions. I was
told of it, found means to get those memoirs,
threw them into the fire, and so the Father
About the same time most of our met,
seeing M. de la Salle did not return, begat
to mutter. The Sieur Duhaut, who, per"
haps, had been the first fomenter of those
discontents, backed the complaints of the
disgusted party, promised them great mat'
ters under his conduct, and offered to suPl
ply them with such effects as he had in poS'
session, endeavoring, as I suppose, by those
means to gain their affections for a mis'
chievous design, which it is likely he had
even then conceived.
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