Les Loups-Garous du Québec – Werewolves of Quebec

Loup-Garou au Québec
“L’on apprend de Saint-Roch, près du Cap Mauraska [Kamouraska], qu’il y a un loup-garou qui court les côtes sous la forme d’un mendiant, qui, avec le talent de persuader, et en promettant ce qu’il ne peut tenir, a celui d’obtenir ce qu’il demande. On dit que cet animal, avec le secours de ses deux pieds de derrière, arriva à Québec le 17 dernier, et qu’il en repartit le 18 suivant, dans le dessein de suivre sa mission jusqu’à Montréal. Cette bête est, dit-on, dans son espèce aussi dangereuse que celle qui parut l’année dernière dans le Gévauchan [Gévaudan], c’est pourquoi qu’on exhorte le public de s’en méfier comme d’un loup ravissant.”  –La Gazette de Québec, le 14 juillet 1776

“By accounts from St. Rock, near Cap Mouraska, we learn, that there is a Ware Wolf wandering about that Neighbourhood, in the Form of a Beggar, which, to the Talent of persuading People to believe what he himself is ignorant of, and promising what he cannot perform, adds that of obtaining what he desires. It is said that this Animal came, by the Assistance of his two hind Legs, to Quebec the 17th of last Month, and set out from hence the 18th following, with a Design to persue his Errand to Montreal.—This Beast is said to be as dangerous as that which appear’d last Year in the Country of Gevaudan; wherefore it is recommended to the Public to be as cautious of him as it would be of a ravenous Wolf.”    –The Quebec Gazette, July 14, 1776

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4 Responses to Les Loups-Garous du Québec – Werewolves of Quebec

  1. jonathan says:

    The newspaper account is hauntingly manner-of-fact. Here’s another version of the tale. http://www.encyclobec.ca/main.php?docid=57

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  2. Sylvain says:

    I love this story and your illustration! Thanks for sharing it. Sylvain

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