But scarcely had the boudeuse gained the open sea when a furious tempest arose.
While the boudeuse was casting her anchor, canoes filled with women came around her.
Variable winds, heavy weather, and a running sea, caused much damage to the boudeuse.
This experience sufficed to convince the captain that the boudeuse was but little fitted for the voyage he had before him.
On comparing notes, it appeared that the captain and the missionary had been on board the boudeuse.
It was impossible to cross the Pacific with only six months' provisions, which was all the boudeuse carried.
Six weeks later the boudeuse dropped anchor in the Havre roads.