William B. Knop


John Muir


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[2]mother read about Nob. It must have been awful when poor Nob died. I can swing only twenty two strokes, and I am ten years old. So I think I shall try what you said.It is an almost unheard of thing not to have a fist fight every day. I am not whipped very often for being a bad boy. Sometimes when there is nothing else to do we have running[3]matches around a track in one of the fellow's back yard. Sometimes we run for ten or twelve miles without stopping to rest, But we never let father or mother catch us if we can help it. We dont very often do it though. We generaly do one fourth or one half mile.I love to box and run and jump. I read about the prize-fights every day except Sundays.I have a bantum hen


New Rochelle, N. Y.

Date Original

1913 Jan 16


Original letter dimensions: 12.5 x 19 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0053

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