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•16- with his long and arduous fight which was finally instrumental in having many forest reserves created, set apart, and protected from destruction* "Any fool can destroy trees," he said* "They cannot rua away. It took more than three thousand years to iaake some of these trees in these Western woods. Through all the wonderful eventful centuries since Christ's time,, and long before that, Cod has cared for these trees* saved them from drouth, disease, avalanche, and a thousand straining leveling tempests and floods* But He cannot save them from fools. Only Uncle Sam cab do that." John Muir was nipt only a very clever inventor, and a famous naturalist and geologist, but he was a charming writer, He had the gift of tongues. He was a thin, plain, modest, retiring, unassuming man, with gentle voice and maaaer, fine gray eyes, and curling brown hair and beard, which later turned gray. To look at him you :'M


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