The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle; As Related by His Faithful Lieutenant, Henri de Tonty His Missionary Colleagues, Fathers Zeno

The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle; As Related by His Faithful Lieutenant, Henri de Tonty His Missionary Colleagues, Fathers Zeno

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...amazement and contempt of us. When they were come to the camp they found MM. Cavelier, the one brother, 4 Cf. Vol. I, page 244. the other nephew, to the murdered commander, whom Father Anastasius acquainted with the dismal end of our chief, and enjoined them silence, which it is easy to imagine was very hard upon them; but it was absolutely necessary. However, M. Cavelier, the priest, could not forbear telling them that if they would do the same by him he would forgive them his murder, and only desired them to give him a quarter of an hour to prepare himself. They answered they had nothing to say to him; that what they had done was the effect of despair, to be revenged for the ill usage they had received. I was absent at that time; he they called Larcheveque, who, as I have said, was one of the conspirators, had some kindness for me, and knowing they designed to make me away, too, if I stood upon my defense, he parted from them to give me notice of their mischievous resolution. He found me on a little rising ground, where I was looking upon our horses as they grazed in a little adjacent bottom. His intelligence struck me to the heart, not knowing whether I should fly or stay; but at length, having neither powder, nor shot, nor arms, and the said Larcheveque giving me assurances of my life, provided I was quiet and said nothing, I committed myself to God's protection and went to them, without taking any notice of what had been done. Duhaut, puffed up with his new-gotten authority, procured him by his villainy, as soon as he saw me cried out, "Every man ought to command in his turn," to which I made no answer; and we were all of us obliged to stifle our resentment, that it might not appear, for our lives depended on it. However, it was...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611128
  • 9781236611123