Wolfe, Linnie Marsh


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-19- "OhJn I thought, "Uncle John would love this!" So I wrapped it carefully and sent it to him. "This will remind, you of Fountain Lake," I wrote on the back of it. And then, a few days later, 1 picked up a newspaper and read that he was gone, "Over the summit, and traveling onl" It was never seemed to me that John Muir was dead. He was one of those who do not die* He always said that if souls were allowed to come back to the places they loved, his soul would, be found reveling in the sunlight of the California mountains* Once when-writing of the Yosemite he said, "I would like to stay here all winter, or all my life, or even all eternity." And. it doe;-: not seem impossible to ihoss who knew and loved him, to think of that wild free spirit still roaming those beautiful mountains he loved so well* "Once long ago he wrote his address in one of his old books; "John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe!*" That tells the ,. stOBy better than I can write it. For to him this Earth-Planetiga was but one of the garden-spots of the great Universe, and the days of study he spent upon it were only in preparation for greater gardens farther on, • ■ o9ni


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