Pierre's father cut his thumb while cutting wood for kindling . Pierre went and got the doctor and saw his old friend. Then Pierre signed up to be a voyageur because his father can't go.
Pierre sets off on his journey. Before his first stop he starts getting blisters. At his first stop before leaving they give him one of the heaviest packs. He makes it and wins a bet without knowing. They've also killed a couple animals for dinner.
Pierre's crew started paddling down the rapids when they got stuck. La Londe got them unstuck but died in the process. They found his broken paddle painted they then roped it as a cross then started off again.