My name is Pierre Le Pew. I come from a small town France just outside of Paris. It is the year 1609, and I am 23 years old. My family runs a small store that sells general merchandise. Last month I went to Paris to obtain some supplies and get an idea what is most popular among the people. Everyone was going crazy over furs from a new land west over the ocean. My parents and I decided that I would travel there to try and purchase furs for our store. My younger brothers want to come as well, but it is too dangerous They need to stay and help our parents. I heard that some explorers have been trying to find a route to Asia. That would be perfect because everyone wants Asian goods. My best friend, George Jarre, decided to travel with me. He is even more adventurous than me. We heard of an explorer named Samuel de Champlain who is getting ready to journey to this new land. We tracked him down, and he agreed to take us since he needs help on his ship. We don't know anything about sailing, but he didn't care. We only have a few days to get ready.