The other, insolent like all in authority, merely stared without replying. It entered the town, and stopped before the Hotel du Commerce. There were craftsmen, agriculturists, engineers and teachers, some of whom were newly educated but out of work and filled with adventurous spirit and self-reliance.
Although he personally was convinced that the colonization attempt would succeed, the salary assured participants against a great personal loss in case of failure. Both were newly acquired for the transportation of sugar. At the Norwegian consulate they file an official report.