John Muir


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Jan. 9. Foggy and drizzly most all day, and strange to say, cold. Sea lighter blue, from land particles. Expect to arrive at Squakum, a German settlement, early tomorrow, where most of our first-class passengers leave us, to go back into the interior about three hundred miles to diamond and gold mines at a village called Windhuk. A farewell dinner was given them this evening. The dining room was elaborately decorated. A few goodbye speeches full of hearty good wishes were made, and replied to by one of the passengers, after which the room was darkened and a band of grotesquely disguised waiters, stewards, etc., marched in and made the round of the tables. The nose of each illumined by an electric bulb.

Date Original

November 1911


Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.

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