From The Plains of Abraham by Brian Connell:
"Of the French there was no sign."
"...Montcalm...thought that the British had attacked the French provision convoy... . Wearily the French stood to arms again, but as dawn broke, they could see no threatening movement in front of them. .... Breathing a sigh of relief, Montcalm, convinced that the bulk of the British army was still east of Quebec, retired to his command post in the village of Beauport for a cup of hot tea."