Things go quickly awry when Pring’s men exhaust the local supply of sassafras…
From the JOURNAL OF MARTIN PRING (1603):
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Pring’s men have now spent several weeks harvesting as much valuable sassafras as they possibly can, so that they can send “speedie contentment” to their investors back in England. Suddenly, the natives seem to have soured on these profit-minded guests. Alas! Do you remember how joyfully this whole encounter started out?