Whenever they visited, family members and friends from the village endlessly repeated to the Baillargeon parents, “Your boys will make a fortune in the city; they’re strong! ” By dint of hearing this confirmation, their curiosity was roused, and that was how the adventure began. The years rolled on and the Baillargeon brothers gradually became aware of their physical strength. From one experience to another, they developed surprising abilities that allowed them to lift heavier and heavier weights, but this phenomenon always amazed them. Jean was the first of the six boys to discover that his strength was equal to that of men who were much better trained and experienced than he.