Early Life by Stephen Leacock
Mariner of St. Malo : A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier, The by Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) Jacques Cartier grew up as a sailor, married well and became an agent of exploration for King Francis I of France. In April, 1534, he sailed for the New World. Before sailing, his men took an oath that they would "behave themselves truly and faithfully in the service of the Most Christian King." Jacques' name was made immortal by the faithfulness with which he and his men carried out that oath. Summary from Christian History Institute Used with permision.