W. H. Trout
4Say, Did you not understand, the meaning of the word: Satiety= when you were seeing so many interesting places, and people, and things? Or were you like Alexander, sighing for more worlds to conquer. I suppose you were on Alexander's tracks, when you were in the north of India. But if tracks are to be considered, the effort is appalling. What a population went before you in the Nile valley. You certainly had a glorious time. I want friends, when I travel. But on makes friends then, quite easily; perhaps to easy, to be valuable.I have lately made a visit to George. He is at Chicago Heights, superintend a machine ship, with about 70 men, making gas engines, doing very creditably. Surprising me in his progress, for a boy in his 25th year. Walter did not get to the Pacific this year, as he expected. All the youngsters, and little children, are doing well.My eyes have not yet recovered their usual tone. I keep using them a little too hard. One might as well quit eating as quit reading; however they are slowly improving. Well, I have spun out a greater length than I expected Whenever convenient; drop a line= and see how a trout will bite. Hoping this may arrive, and find you all hearty.I remain as ever, your friend,W. H. Trout03421
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