Pierre's father hurt his thumb and could not go to work so Pierre had no choice but to go and be a voyageur. He left his school and his family.
Pierre was thinking that he would at school than be paddling. He was dreaming about being back at school with his friends. Pierre got along with his brigade . Pierre thought as the days got longer his muscles would get weaker and his blisters would get worse.
La Londe was so exited at first to go through the rough rapids . When the rocky waves came La Londe boat got caught on a rock and he got killed for his crew . They made a cross out of his paddles. They ran the rough and rocky rapids the next day without saying a word.