Im glad you are not going to sell the Los Angeles garret & garden. Why, I hardly know. Perhaps because Im weary & lonesome with a long hot journey ahead & I feel as if I was again bidding you all goodby. I think you may send me a word or two to Cape Town, c/o the American Consul. It would not be lost for it would follow me.Its perfectly marvelous how kind hundreds of people have been to this wanderer & the new beauty stored up is far beyond telling. Give my love to Marian Maude & Ellie & all who love you. I wish you would write a line now & then to darling Helen. She has a little bungalow of her own now at 233 Formosa Avenue. Hollywood Cal.It's growing late & I've miserable packing to do.GoodnightAnd once more, dear dear friend GoodbyJohn Muir[letterhead]Dec. 6 1911My dear friendYour letter of Oct. 4 from San Francisco was forwarded from Para to Buenos Aires & received there at the American Consulate. Your & Marian's letter dated Aug. 7th were received at Para, not having been quite in time to reach me before I sailed, but forwarded by Mrs. Osborn. I can't think how I could have failed to acknowledge them I have them & others with me & they have been read times numberless When I was feeling lonely on my strange wanderings in all sorts of places.But I'm now done with this glorious continent at least for the present, as far as
1911 Dec 6
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