The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 83 of 330
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He was a man of wonderful ability, and
capable of undertaking any discovery. His
death much grieved the three Naoudiches
whom M. de la Salle had found hunting,
and who accompanied him to the village.
After the murderers had committed this
crime they seized all the baggage of the deceased
and continued their journey to
the village of Naoudiches, where they
found two Frenchmen who had deserted
from M. de la Salle two years before and
had taken up their abode with these savages.
After staying some days in this village
the savages proposed to them to go to war
against the Quanoouatinos, to which the
Frenchmen agreed, lest the savages should
ill-treat them. As they were ready to set
off, an English [German] buccaneer, whom
M. de la Salle had always liked, begged of
the murderers that, as they were going to
war with the savages, they would give him
and his comrades some shirts. They flatly
refused, which offended him, and he could
not help expressing this to his comrades.
They agreed together to make a second' demand,
and if refused to revenge the death
of M. de la Salle. This they did some days
afterwards. The Englishman, taking two
pistols in his belt, accompanied by a French53
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