John Muir


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29 strange that with such this hard work ice & exposure shivering & [one] [should] [ ] freezing almost know nothing of sore throats & what are called colds. My shoes are about worn out by the cutting action of the [disintegrating] surface of the glacier & my feet have been wet every night but no harm comes of it. So also can drink a full quart of strong tea morning & night with nothing but good effect Improved this morning on making tea [ ] the gl [glacier]. It was cold

& I at first thought I should take [a] the ordinary cold breakfast hard tack & ice water. But concluded to try to make a cup of tea [if possible] to do & this I [succeeded in doing] [contrived] without getting out of bed. I had a cup of water by my bedside, I reached over the edge of my sled got hold of a little cedar [pole] stick that [I have been carrying to measure gl [glacier] motion] I thought I might need whittled a lot of shavings from it then set fire

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