human heads bald & glossy as the knobly [glacial] rocks that fill the old [Ice Climbs] of the Tuolumne but these heads are a kind of [boulders] that do not [properly] [come] within the limits of any studies. Heads are a kind of [boulders] [Brigham You] Jo Smith my great prophet of the 19th Century & ushered in of the last dispensation of the fullness of times [determined] to go [horse] Never a gentler animal. Very anxious to get [scared] just go along [sludyin] [ ] & when they get a good deal [sluded] up they just go at it. When it comes to [devilment] they are [away] [ahead] of a horses. I’m always watching out for devilment since she mostly killed me didn’t expect any such thing for about a month I told my woman she a was a [sludyin] to throw him off & the words were out my mouth she threw him off &
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14 cm.
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John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist