Pierre had left,and went to go sign on to become a voyaguer. He's leaving behind his family,as well as leaving behind his school.I believe at first he didn't really regret it because his father was hurt,and there was nobody else to do the job.
Pierre had dreamed about his family,in a circle,laying together.This would make me believe he's feeling quite homesick.For the most part,he kinda gets a long with his brigade.Though,they tease him quite a bit.His blisters still are pretty painful.He's holding up okay after leaving.
Pierre´s brigade ran the rapids.It wasn´t too bad,until well,things got bad,Pierre ended up losing somebody.He lost La Londe. La Londe has lost his footing while he was pushing the boat out,and he was then swept away.
Their first day on lake Superior was really good.The next day,they decided to save 20 miles, and cut right in the middle of a bay called Michipicoten. Unfortunately, the wind was so brutal to the point where the crew how to pull with full strength.