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COUNT D1; F'RONTENAC AGAIN.   71

prowled a host of savage Iroquois ; but through the long dark nights the cry of " All's well !" rang from bastion to bastion, and the Indians dared not try to enter.

The Fur   For three years after the great council held

Trade. at Montreal, the western Indians did not venture to bring down their furs. At last Frontenac

engaged a great company of coureurs de bois to protect them on their journey, and thus two hundred fur-laden canoes reached Montreal. Some time later Frontenac again invaded the country of the Iroquois, and destroyed their crops, but as usual they fled before hint

D'Iberville. French tried to drive the English from Newfoundland. Le Moyne d'Iberville burnt St. John's, and destroyed most of the settlements along the coast, depriving the fishermen of food and shelter in the bitter w i n t e r weather.

In the following spring he sailed to attack the English forts on Hudson Bay. They had already

changed hands many times ; and D'Iberville, who had himself captured them twice, wrote to King Louis that he " was tired of retaking them every year." This time the French had a bad voyage. Their store-ship sank, and their other vessels were separated in the ice, but D'Iherville again succeeded in driving the English traders from the Bay.

In the same year the

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