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I2   CANADIAN HISTORY POR BOYS AND GIRLS.

 

who sailed along part of the coast of North America, and gave to a great stretch of country the name of

New France.

Jacques   Ten years later Francis sent Jacques Car-

Cartier.   tier, a hardy Breton sailor, to seek a pas-sage to Asia. He sailed through the Straits of Belle

Isle and landed at Gaspe, where he set up a cross bearing the words, " Long live the King of France!" He took back with him two young savages. The next year Car-tier again set sail for the New World from his native town, St. Maio. Before they started he and his crew confessed their sins in the cathedral, and were solemnly blessed by the bishop. This time he made his way far up

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