They attempted to take another, and to cross not the Rhone but the saone, and march thence towards western Gaul.
The distance from Chalons to Lyons by the saone is some 90 miles.
The saone poured its waters into the Rhone, broke through its banks and covered 60,000 acres.
It was the greatest height the saone had attained for 238 years.
They afterwards founded a kingdom, with Lyons for capital, between the Rhone and the saone.
The saone separated them from the Sequani on the south-east.
The dog ran away, plunged into the river saone and was seen no more.
At Lyons, where the Rhone joins the saone, the most lamentable scenes took place.
Not so the beautiful Pont de Tilsit, by which you cross the saone soon afterwards.
The saone is 175 about the size of the Mohawk, but not half so beautiful; at least for the greater part of its course.