33 [a light] It was perfectly glorious to think of this light [burning] over all this crystal sea in such ineffably fine effulgence [of ice] & over how many [more] others Why nobody eye sees [them] it. To produce this effect of [forming] the ice must [be] melt[ing] rapidly as it was today The ice does not melt in these pools with anything like an even surface, but in long branches & [lavas] making [ ] forests
of sparkling points while minute bubbles of air are constantly being set free each with its own little starry plash of divine light I am camped tonight on what I call Quarry Mtn [mountain] from its raw loose plantless condition 2 or 3 ms [miles] from large Island Found but little fossil wood, but got enough
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.
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