THE RUINS OF ST. IGNAGE. -- THE RELICS FOUND. -- BRÉBEUF AT THE STAKE: HIS UNCONQUERABLE FORTITUDE. -- LALEMANT. -- RENEGADE HURONS. -- IROQUOIS ATROCITIES. -- DEATH OF BRÉBEUF: HIS CHARACTER. -- DEATH OF LALEMANT.
ON the morning of the twentieth, the Jesuits at Sainte Marie received full confirmation of the reported retreat of the invaders; and one of them, with seven armed Frenchmen, set out for the scene of havoc. They passed St. Louis, where the bloody ground was strewn thick with corpses, and, two or three miles farther on, reached St. Ignace. Here they saw a spectacle of horror; for among the ashes of the burnt town were scattered in profusion the half-consumed bodies of those who had perished in the flames. Apart from the rest, they saw a sight that banished all else from their thoughts; for they found what they had come to seek, -- the scorched and mangled relics of Brébeuf and Lalemant.1____________________