John Muir


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bar above it, and dull blackish blue above that. Faint red fading into slaty black and purple. Pale yellow and purple and black round to the N.W. The most remarkable features are the crimson flames rising as from half dozen separate fires along the horizon, only far more vivid than any fire, and the almost constant repetition of rainbows. The mountains to the N.E. finely moulded and composed three series, one beyond the other, constantly higher, and the nearest blue, next deeper blue, and the farthest deep indigo blue, with no shading, just solid masses of indigo. We went ashore to see the celebrated Elephant Point, so called on account of the number of elephant tusks found here. The shore is bounded by a bluff strangely unstable looking and black and muddy in appearance as it approached. Landing, we find that the whole bluff from the sea-level

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Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.

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