This was the message to his men of the officer to whom Napoleon committed the capture of Mt. Cenis.
Be it remembered that this is the account which is given of the Cenis Indians.
It was about the 25th of May, when they resumed their march from the village of the Cenis.
Fig. 92 shows this condition of it, seen from a distance, among the Cenis hills.
A journey of four days more brought them to a large village of the Cenis Indians, on a stream which they called by the same name.
This method was first thoroughly developed in connexion with the Mt. Cenis tunnel works, and its use has since been extended.
This powerful tribe the Cenis, was at war with another tribe, called the Cannohantimos.
The lodges of the Cenis, forty or fifty feet high, and covered with a thatch of meadow-grass, looked like huge bee-hives.
The Cenis tattooed their faces and some parts of their bodies, by pricking powdered charcoal into the skin.
The path to the Cenis villages was exceedingly faint, and but for the Indians they would have lost the way.