Creator

John Muir

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50

When I beheld these [new] [solid] wild [animal] sheep progressing over [angular] rocks & up slippery slopes of ice-burnished granite I was eager to understand the mechanics of its rare locomotion. It was as if I had witnesses the flying of an animal for the first time & I would hardly have been more astonished had these rams taken to flight up the face of the canon wall. The poetry of the antelope movements in bounding curves were [unleaded] with the firm muscular leaping. Their soft cushioned [ ] fine instance of modifications for specific [end] lessening [schock] at the same time measuring the grip.

Date Original

December 1872

Source

Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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MuirReel23Journal10P50.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Keywords

John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist

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