John Muir


[George W.] Cable


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I wish you would send me your photographYou ask what are [the?] Mountains saying - I hear them now only in my notebooks some of which I have been looking over. but this ranch work now holds me much of my time. I hope however to get off next summer to [the?] mountain pastures for a few big unmeasured months.Goodbye. Come againBest wishes for the new year Ever cordially yoursJohn MuirMartinez, CaliforniaJanuary 1, 1894.Thank you my dear Cable for your good telling suggestive little letter It makes me hunger & thirst for a talk & saunter with you across your Dryad's Green, white now perhaps more than green yet displaying all the colors of Heaven in varying times & tones as the sun sweeps over it.[illegible] had there is such a breadth of continent between us.Do you ever walk with Bouroughs, You should sometimes & poke him up, for he needs it notwithstanding he has written so much that is truly delightful. It provokes me to have him [picking?] & puttering


Martinez, California

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