AKTAR = KARAT
MERFA = FRAME
TEDVIR = DIVERT
SSULYT = STYLUS
SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN HELPED MAKE QUEBEC THE PERFECT LOCATION – – –
KRA FRA DET STLU = “FUR” TRADE TALKS
Good Morning, Everyone! 🐿 TRICKS OF THE TRADE 🐿
He knew just how to FRAME a map, and how to navigate
Or he’d DIVERT to drafting…with a STYLUS and a slate..
A man who lived a rounded life…at not much did he balk…
Next time I don a fur I may think of his FUR TRADE TALKS! 🐿
As our week’s drawing to a close, it SEAMS we’re still seeing new words from David…and he’s sure been giving us the what FUR! I had no luck locating either KARAT or STYLUS in the Archives…and I was a little surprised at the absence of Karat. I thought FUR sure we’d seen it in the past. Anyway, as FUR as our other two words go: FRAME, came in on 08/21/18, while DIVERT goes way back to 08/15/11….And it was Karat that got under the SKIN of three of the Early Birds. Ok, with that all MAPPED out, let’s move on to our cartoon….
Today, the Jumble gives us SAMUEL de CHAMPLAIN, a French colonist, navigator, cartographer, draftsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat and chronicler. Phew! FUR real? DAM, this was one busy man. Busy as a BEAVER, I’d say…Anyway, we’ve landed in QUEBEC. Ah, Quebec…Home of Poutine! My head’s been spinning all morning just thinking about the savory delight! FRENCH fries and cheese curds smothered in brown gravy…The aroma, the taste…the…Oh, sorry…FURgive me..I went a little off TRACK there…Ok, Where was I? Oh, yes, our cartoon. The year, 1608, and the Frenchman Monsieur de Champlain has established the first French settlement in the Canadian territory, and founded the city of Quebec. Forming trade partnerships with the native tribes, and starting with one TRADING Post, he turned it into a booming Trading Fort settlement run by French companies. And with the land being plentiful with Beavers, the fur trade thrived, eventually expanding into a massive network that helped shape “New France’s” economy. And here we see the beginning… Mr de Champlain, welcoming NEGOTIATIONS, a French soldier, a member of his brigade of scouts, probably the FURman, and an Algonquin Indian bringing his beaver furs to trade. So, in answer to our question…Quebec was the perfect location…”FUR” TRADE TALKS! Good one, David! You can sure PELT them out!