Mabel Colf, [et al.]
4I wish I could tell you stories of my long trip, but a big book would not hold half of them - the parks & gardens & picture galleries of Europe; the towns & fields, forests & rivers of Russia - the beautiful shores of the Black Sea-, the great mountains & glaciers & forests of the Caucasus,- the broad billowy densely forested ridges & spurs of the Ural Mountains-, the vast fertile plains & rivers of Siberia,- the charming hills & dales forested mountains & broad rich plains of beautiful Manchuria- picturesque Japan,- the mountainous island-dotted coast of China . The snowy Himalaya loftiest of earth's mountains, with their glaciers great rivers & Deodar forest-, wonderful old Egypt with its life giving river, green fields & tawny deserts & innumerable sublime monuments of auld lang syne of humanity.- Balmy palmy Ceylon - The endless wonders & beauties of Australia & New Zealand - The strangest people, the strangest animals, the strangest plants. The Philippine Islands too & etc This I fear you will find hard reading but what can a body do with such a job at the end of a letter? Anyhow I am Sincerely your friend John Muir.
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