[John Muir ?]
[P]certainly not less than half a dozen young gents made their way over to shake hands and say well done, and the girls unanimously exclaimed splendid, splendid! that's the best we've had tonight, I also sang in two quartetts, and by the way Prof. Graham has taken a notion into his head to call me away over to the other side of the assembly room, to sing alto, so I have to sit right by him, and make wailing sounds, which great honor I do not entirely appreciate. But alas! alas![in margin: I must go to bed early and get up early that I may have my lessons for I had callers all evening, Saturday and so could not prepare. So good bye and never again be so long in writing as to make me have so heavy a heart. Please write instanter Yours in [illegible] Joanna] [ca. 1868] [O]what a dreadful egotist I am becoming. I am heartily ashamed of myself. I also had a letter from mother this morning even if it was Sunday so I guess the folks do think something of me yet. They are all well at home. I have not yet written to John as I do not know what his address is. I suppose he has gone to Oakland, but do not know. I wish you would tell me if you know. You ask for another subject I was thinking that Books would be a good one. Consider the different kinds. There are [illegible] books in which something is to be written, and which may be compared to our minds or
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