Mary J. Arnold
Lakeport, Cal. Jan 14, 1907Dear John MuirThe greater the man, the simpler the title, Bless your kind heart to remember me with a "New Year greeting".I have only looked at the pictures for the present, anticipating much pleasure and interest in perusing the book I was under an intense nervous strain all day and as twilight deepened into darkness I sat alone watching the snow flakes falling and thinking "what is life", what am I, that I should be ground to powder and almost crushed out of corporeal existence and no one to understand what one, suffers; To move and grind as the great glaciers are grinding". Then I thought "I must need it, else it would not be" Just then the old man came with the mail and when I opened your book I said "This is my compen03815
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