John Muir


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Towards evening became very tired and sick with dysentery. Rode over 60 miles to this handsome place on the sea where Czar has palace. Was glad to tumble supperless to bed. Have been in bed till this P.M. - 12th, 13th, 14th. Boiled milk and toast brought me back. Have been reading book on the Caucasus by Emile Levier: “A Travers Le Caucase”, Paris, Librairie Fischbacker. This P.M. went down to lunch (14th), feel queer but better. Have to take steamer, a mean thing, a 3-days trip to Batoum, this evening at 9:30. Dread it a little. One of the trees that most surprised me on the Yosemite cliffs was the Arbutus, yellow barked exactly like Madrono. While I was sick, the Sargents and interpreter drove about the rich hill and mountain country back of town. One day went by good road to summit nearly 4000 feet by good road, - say forests of Pinus palachia (?) Two-leaved. Cones longer than in Contorta, bright green, shiny, the cones at right angles from stem, near end of branches, 90 feet high, the largest 4 ft diameter, bright leafy, branchy, bunchy little p. Also another wild pear and a new to us Yew. The scenery from the window I have been admiring like a

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