1681 – Dinner Is Served!
This is not my first house in Sainte-Anne river. About ten years ago, I sold the one I had built on my first concession to an inhabitant of Trois-Rivières. That was not my last transaction. Shortly afterwards, I bought Pierre Trottier’s parcel of land for 300 livres and resold it two years later to Louis Foucher for 555 livres. A nice profit! But enough about me, let’s enjoy the good meal Françoise has prepared for us.
Would you like me to slice you a piece of bread and pour you a bowl of soup? We make our bread with wheat cultivated in our fields and the soup with vegetables from our garden: peas, cabbages and onions. Do you feel like a game of cards after eating? I’m warning you, I’m a fearsome piquet player. Have you brought your pipe? I have good Canadian tobacco and French brandy for the end of the evening … and to dip our bread in tomorrow morning!
It’s time to say goodbye ! Il leave you in the good care of your next guide, Mr. Jeffrey Alexandre Rousseau.