Ive a book I had sent to me today I found the following foreword of John Burroughs:-"When we see animals going about, living their lives in many ways as we live ours, [doing?] [illegible]ing, courage fear, joy, anger, grief etc etc. ([drinking milk?]) I say, what more natural than that we should ascribe to them powers akin to our own.and look upon them as [their?] king, reasoning and reflecting."By this he does not mean [instinct?] do you think? He must have changed his attitude with public opinion.Hope you will return soon.Affectionately yours,Ellie Mosgrove.Thursday.
[ca. 1909 Apr.]
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