LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITYOFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTStanford University, Cal.,11/14/99.Mr.John Muir,Martinez, Cal.Dear Sir:I send you herewith manuscript covering about two-thirds of your story of the Water Ouzel. D, C. Heath & Co. would be glad to have it for their book of true tales of birds and beasts,edited by myself and designed as collateral reading in schools.As much of this as you and your publisher are willing to spare will be gratefully received.If you will go over the manuscript and cut out whatever is necessary, we shall be under obligation to you for the rest.Very truly yours,[illegible]02641
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