[John Muir]


[Annie] Wanda [Muir]


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00192[in margin: your little sister & I will not forget to bring you something]black nose. I was startled at first & said Hulou Old fellow What are you doing here. Then up he jumped [stricken word] & stood like a man & looked at me with his cunning eyes & held out his arms & spread his claws & big paws. Then I saw that he was chained & I gave him an apple & he ate it up then I ventured to walk close up to him & pat him on the head as if he were a dog then he took my hand in his mouth as if he meant to bit it off & he did bit in a little but I jerked it away before he could get a good hold. The old muggins seemed to be half in fun & half in earnest about his biting. Be a good girl & take good care of #9182


Victoria, B. C.

Date Original

1888 Jul 23


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1072

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Page 2


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