Joanna [Muir Brown]
(2)in your strenuous travels and stern adventures. I think I know how the sturdy joyous little fellow has imparted to you his gladness for during my long tedious illness in Virginia where I lay sleepless night after night , sometimes so ill that I wondered if I could endure until morning, a little mocking bird whose nest was in a tree outside my window, used to sing, oh so softly and tenderly in the earliest dawn of the morning and while it was yet dark. Maybe it was singing a luliby to its young, but certainly it seemed to be solely for me. I think of it always with gratitude and and wonder if the dear bird did not help to pull me through.Well dear John I am charmed with your book and thank you again for it.We read your article in the 05416
1913 Apr 2
Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.
Reel 21, Image 0275
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