In The Evening,
There Being No Tripe De Roche We Were Compelled To Satisfy, Or Rather
Allay, The Cravings Of Hunger By Eating A Gun Cover And A Pair Of Old
Shoes; At This Time I Had Scarcely Strength To Get On My Legs.
The wind did not in the least abate during the night but in the morning
of the 9th it changed to north-east and became moderate.
advantage of this circumstance and, rising with great difficulty, set
out, though had it not been for the hope of reaching the house I am
certain, from the excessive faintness which almost overpowered me, that I
must have remained where I was. We passed the Slave Rock and, making
frequent halts, arrived within a short distance of Fort Enterprise, but
as we perceived neither any marks of Indians nor even of animals, the men
began absolutely to despair, on a nearer approach however the tracks of
large herds of deer which had only passed a few hours tended a little to
revive their spirits, and shortly after we crossed the ruinous threshold
of the long-sought spot, but what was our surprise, what our sensations,
at beholding everything in the most desolate and neglected state; the
doors and windows of that room in which we expected to find provision had
been thrown down and the wild animals of the woods had resorted there as
to a place of shelter and retreat. Mr. Wentzel had taken away the trunks
and papers but had left no note to guide us to the Indians.
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