Katharine Hooker


John Muir


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[2]the brink of the brook set thick with the prints of deers' feet!You see there is a breathing spell between examinations, and Marian and I are taking two days off. Last night we slept at the little West Point Inn, well toward the top of the mountain. They have built cabins, (with their backs to the wind,) so constructed that you can throw one whole side open, and have[3]your bed in full view of the sky. At three o'clock our kind landlady, [masked?], came and woke us, telling us to look at the comet. We opened our eyes, and there directly opposite us was the wonderful thing in all the glory of a crystal-clear mountain atmosphere, lying obliquely across the sky, and just under it hung Venus, bigger and more brilliant than I ever saw it before. Underneath2 [5]it as I read it, and I shall want to read it again as soon as I can.Is it the autobiography or the animal stories you are at work upon now?I wish you were here with us, we would "go up a canon [diacritic]"! I'm not forgetting you are looking over the brim of a very big one where you are.Ever affectionately yoursKatharine Hooker05015


Muir Wood [Calif.]

Date Original

[1911] May 13


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 0296

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