FAMINE AND THE TOMAHAWK. -- A NEW ASYLUM. -- VOYAGF, OF THE REFUGEES TO QUEBEC. -- MEETING WITH BRESSANI. -- DESPERATE COURAGE OF THE IROQUOIS. -- INROADS AND BATTLES. -- DEATH OF BUTEUX.
As spring approached, the starving multitude on Isle St. Joseph grew reckless with hunger. Along the main shore, in spots where the sun lay warm, the spring fisheries had already begun, and the melting snow was uncovering the acorns in the woods. There was danger everywhere, for bands of Iroquois were again on the track of their prey.1 The miserable Hurons, gnawed with inexorable famine, stood in the dilemma of a deadly peril and an assured death. They chose the former; and, early in March, began____________________