[John Muir]


S[arah Muir Galloway]


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by a sudden swish & the hasty troubled outory of my dog who was at my side, our fright was caused by a grey eagle that dwells here. I suppose it mistook Fannie for a long eared hare, as she lay partly concealed by the brow of hill. The hare is beautiful animal & exceedingly swift. no dog can compel them to enter a hole but as soon as they hear the beat of the eagles wing they dash for the nearest burrow for life. I have seen an eagle standing within four feet of a hare watching it at the mouth of its burrow like a cat watching a mouse. The hare looking full in the eagles face calm in his safety


North end of Twenty-Hill-Hollow

Date Original

[1869] Feb 27


Original letter dimensions: 3 x 23 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0039

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Page 2


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