when one day there was a severe earthquake. Bells rang, walls cracked, and houses and steeples swayed to and fro like trees in a strong wind. The people were terribly frightened. They thought it a token of God's anger, and went in crowds to confess their sins. But they were soon at their old work of selling brandy again.
A Change of Laval had gone to France to beg the king Government. to stop the brandy traffic, and when Louis NIV. heard how poorly the Hundred Associates had kept their promises, he decided to break up the company and to take the government of New France upon himself.,