The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 42 of 330
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which induced them to come several times
into the fort of Iroquois, where some Illinois
chiefs having asked me what I thought,
I told them they had everything to fear,
that their enemies had no good faith, that
I knew that they were making canoes of
elm-bark, and that consequently it was intended
to pursue them; and that they should
take advantage of any delay to retire to
some distant nation, for that they would
most assuredly be betrayed.
The eighth day after their arrival, on the
loth of September, the Iroquois called me
and the Father Zenoble to council, and having
made me sit down, they placed six
packets of beaver skins before us, and addressing
me, they said, that the two first
packets were to inform M. de Frontenac
that they would not eat his children, and
that he should not be angry at what they
had done; the third, a plaster for my
wound; the fourth, some oil to rub on my
own and Father Zenoble's limbs, on account
of the long journeys we had taken; the
fifth, that the sun was bright ; the sixth,
that we should profit by it and depart the
next day for the French settlements. I
'The published relation states: "Par le cinqueme
ils nous exhortaient a adorer le soleil" (p.
122). The original is simply: "Le Se quel e soleil
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