John Muir


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51 at longest & the sun removes [them] almost at once Yesterday the [fires] [ ] the [violets] springs out of sight the pine boughs laden & [drooped] [Today] except on [high] [summits] [now] not a flake of hail[ ] is left. [More] [than] [50] but [have] passed [me] [where] I sit on [this] hillside among the pines the flrs [flowers] seem almost [ ] bees drone & zigzag from flr to flr. A squirrel is within 20 feet of [me] where I write. Standing at this moment on his hind legs pulling down seed filled pods of the rock cress with his paws like a bear eating manzanita 50 berries not a cloud in the sky [past] [breeze] [stir] & [strum] [the] [needles] bent [ ] [stalks] are [erect] [up] [again] the storm will [ ] [increase] the volume of the Yosemite falls Considering the magnitude of the blessings that flow from education many [ ] [ ] Believers in the [doc] of compulsory education should also proclaim the doctrine of compulsory recreation the effects of the wood upon [one] [party] is very [cheery]. [Mc] is a rigid [disciplinarian] as many an [Oakland] scholar & teacher will [testyfy] it is shown here in the [ ] [ ] [ ]

Date Original

October 1874


Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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