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others were taken as prisoners to England, but they were soon allowed to go back to their own country. On their way down the St. Lawrence they must have been very sorry to be present at the capture of a ship, which, too late, was bringing them nelp.,.

Claude Meanwhile, in Acadia, the English were de is Tour. getting the worst of the struggle. An English fort but lately built, on Cape Breton Island, was captured by the French, whilst a plot to get hold of the

French fort of St. Louis came to nothing. Claude de la Tour, who had been made prisoner by hirke, and had been sent to England, so pleased his captors that he was soon set free. He mar-

.   an English court lady,

A SHIP OF TILE TIME.   and the names of himself and

his son Charles were put on the roll of baronets of Nova Scotia. In return Claude promised that Fort St. Louis should be put into English hands ; but Charles, who was in command, firmly refused to play the traitor. Claude then tried to take the fort by force, but in spite of all he could do the French flag still floated over St. Louis. He did not now know where to turn, but at last made friends with his son.

Treaty of   Some of his countrymen thought Canada
St. Germain- worthless, but Champlain was very anxious

en-Laye,   that it should be restored to France, and

1632. Cardinal Richelieu agreed with him. At length Charles I., who had quarrelled with his Parliament and was in woeful need of money, consented, by the Treaty of St. Germain-en-Lase, to give up Canada, Acadia, and his claim on the Hudson Bay territory. In return for this he was promised the payment of some money which had long been owing to him.


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