Mary J. Arnold


John Muir


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2walks I find them with broken wings, broken legs and blood-stained breasts. I have asked boys why they did this, the reply is "Oh! for fun" One boy said he killed birds to feed his cat, Think of it! feeding songbirds to cats, I have also asked boys of church worship [illegible] (not God worshippers) if their mothers allowed them to take innocent lives, The answer always is "Oh! they dont care." In nesting time mother birds are killed and the little ones cry for food until they starve, I cannot tell you how these things grieve me. What do you think of doing these same things and calling it science? Six months ago they began a High School here, with a corps of teachers from Stanford University, Well, a woman (God pity her) told a class of reckless boys that they02961


Lakeport, Calif.

Date Original

1902 Mar 9


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0249

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