James M. Hay
classes, and the other painting away, furiously, Maria & baby teaching each other. We prize very much the photos of Wanda & Helen which you so kindly sent us--they are lovely. Uncle Hardie is well & Mrs. Hardie & Mrs. Jeffrey. The Dunbar friends are well too. My wife & baby were there for a few days some two months ago. By the way would it not be well to introduce more of the human element into those wonderful descriptions in picturesque California? I have been watching for the recital of that story of that regiment of squirrels that came to interview you on one occasion sitting down on their[letterhead]27 April 1894My dear Cousin John MuirMountains & valleys, cascades & waterfalls, gigantic trees & rocks & little snow flowers, birds and beasts and creeping things, what a wealth of grand and wonderful objects, all lighted up by the magic touch of a brilliant imagination! How you do revel in this panorama of Beauty, fresh & fair as it comes from the Divine Artist's hand! You seem to say, "My altars are the mountain & the Ocean, Earth, Air, Sky, all which spring from the Great Whole, of Him who hath produced and will receive the Soul." Let me drink in its grandeur and01806
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