John Muir


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Aug 27. Left P[lover] B[ay] at 6 A.M. Calm, mild, foggy, with short intervals tolerably clear. Could not make landings at Indian Point, Marcus Bay, or St. L[awrence] Bay. Are now steering direct for the W. Diomede. May reach it about 8 A.M. tomorrow. After one had been elected to be killed by walking around the flock, one of the young men caught it by the hind foot just as sheep are caught and dragged backward out of the flock, then the other boy took it by the horns and led him away four or five yards from the flock, no notice of its struggles being taken by its companions, nor any tendency to take fright, as in the case of sheep, cattle or hogs. Only the mother looked eagerly after it and manifested her concern and affection

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