As they recognized him and knew his mettle, they thought treachery better than an open attack. They therefore approached him in the attitude of friends; while he, ignorant of the rupture of the treaty, began to sing his peace-song. Marie de l'Incarnation, Lettre a son Fils. Quebec, . . . 1647.
Gertrude. Gertrude's brave letter reached George before ten o'clock the next morning, and greatly cheered him. He was never more occupied, but he snatched a moment to say in reply: Office of The Harrisville Iron & Steel Co. Dearest Peacemaker, Glad for your heroic letter. It sings the peace-song of the angels. I shall be guarded in my words and actions.
After which, saying that the Black Robe priests had sent them a famine plague in a box, the Mohawks seized new and sharper hatchets, again sped upon the war-trail to the St. Lawrence; and smote so terribly that at last they killed, in the forest, even Piskaret himself, while singing a peace-song he started to greet them. The Algonkin peoples and the Hurons were driven like straw in the wind.