John Muir


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117 like crystals of feldspar Whether the brightness dazzled or excited curiosity [ ] He carried still hunting to extremes sitting [barefooted] [ ] gunless After special [interview] with ram he sat four hours waiting for another & came home declaring that the shooting of a wild sheep was only a matter of time & that "still hunting was easier & best. I would give said he twenty English [sovereigns] to shoot one of noble animals. Some one hinted that an ounce of lead would be price enough if he knew how to pay it

118 This was a [firey] sunful day crystals on the sage & rosy glow on Shasta in the azure but next morning 3 inches of snow & all white & snowing [fast] & wind high, therefore although intending to hunt 2 days longer to give Brown time for the luck [of a pair] of horns wherewith to adorn his English halls but had pass 6000 ft high to cross now to hasten home ere it [the passes] were winter bound. In 3 days we were again at Sissons. When our ante [antelope] 3 ml [mule] deer & 3 sheep were taken out, heads & skins prepared for taxidermist & hunt was finished.

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