Henry K. Abbot


John Muir


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No. 23 Berkeley St. Cambridge, MassNovember 4 1896My dear Sir:I was greatly pleased to receive your pleasant letter of 14th ult. It reminded me of so many incidents of our long trip that I could wish it were beginning instead of ended. I brought back one live capture that has already given much pleasure to my mother,now ninety seven years old. I mean your book. Her eye sight is so affected that she depends on loud reading for amusement,and certain of the Chapters, especially those on the Douglas Squirrel and the Water Ouzel have filled her with interest and delight. The storm in the forest,and the adventures inthe high Sierra so acted on her imagination that she says you must be made of iron. I knew tte book would delight her when I read it on our journey, and when you write out the little dog story you may be sure it will be appreciated.We were much hurried by threatened snow in Colorado,as we feared,and had to give up the visitto the


…Cambridge, Mass

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