John Muir


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The Indian deckhands were carrying water aboard in a canoe, 18 or 20 pailfuls at a time, carrying it some 100 yards or so from the mouth of a small creek that comes brawling from the hills beneath innumerable moss embossed bridge logs. They are patient, garrulous plodding fellows, never in a nervous civilized hurry and never at a loss to find out the means of doing whatever is required of them. Their slow cautious complete methods always being found better than they promise, contrasting strikingly in this respect with those of the narrowly educated townsmen, educated only at the top. Setting out from Wrangell at ½ past 5 a.m. and steaming until 6 p.m. we had sailed only about 60 miles, the engineer running {Sketch: Portion of wall of fiord Yosemite Sonchoi channel opposite mouth of Wrangell Narrows.}

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