John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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[2]six thousand words or more to be called Adventures on the Muir Glacier or Explorations which would be a long wavering strip of narrative among the high far fountains on which I could string descriptions of the wild scenery of the ice animals encountered. The aspects of the fountain mountains strange camping experiences etc. This would be quite different from the general views given in the two articles you have ought to be separate & distinct, & I am sure I could make it readable. Now I hope you will let me do this & then I will give you a short[3]article on the dog story in all its farreaching glory! Also if you think I can improve the two articles you have, send me a copy of the M. S. & I will give all the benefit I can of the added years of experience I have gained since writing it!I have received a half doz. copies of my book. It looks pretty well & reads fairly well. I wish you would send copies to the good people you so kindly & industriously took me to last summer with my compliments, & charge to my acct with the Century Co.


Martinez [Calif.]

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