Wolfe, Linnie Marsh


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From Cecelia Galloway Washington Hotel iortlaad, Oregon JOHN iviUIR By Cecelia Galloway Hot So Long Ago there was a roan whose name and fame were known around the world. This man lived so close to Nature that he could hear her very heart beat. He knew her rooks and mountains, her trees and flowers, so intimately that he could read them as th© rest of us read books. The story of the making of the world was like print to him, for he had eyes that saw, and ears that heard, and a heart that understood. He had a wonderful gift of words, so that In his telling the rest of us mig^t understand also. He brought the woods and the mountains to,people who could not go. He was nature's interpreter for those who do not know her language. That man was my uncle, John Muir» My first remembrance of anything at all is of John Muir playing with me as a child, and I must have been a v&rf little girl for I remember I could walk under the table without bumping my head. The first letter I ever received was from him. He wrote it when I was born. I have It yet, faded ink on time-yellowed °?3S>


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