John Muir


image preview

Circa Date



“the sentimentalists who prattle about the peaceful life of nature do not realize its utter mercilessness”

The curious “lily trotters” or jacanas running across the lily pads

“If they (hippos) are found in a pool with little cover & if the shots can be taken close by from firm grassland there is no sport whatever in killing them.”

The bulbuls sang well

3 men who had been mauled by lions informed me that the actual biting caused them at the

moment no pain whatever

In this part of Africa where flowers bloom & birds sing all the year round there is no such burst of bloom & song as in the Northern spring & early summer”

Saw the heavens redden & the sun flame over the rim of O

Ostrick (male) averaged 263 lbs, hen 240

Koodoo handsomest & stateliest of all the Antelopes

We several times followed honeybirds which in each case

Resource Identifier

MuirReel33 Notebook09 Img022.Jpeg

Contributing Institution

Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Rights Management

To view additional information on copyright and related rights of this item, such as to purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish them, click here to view the Holt-Atherton Special Collections policies.