Bade, William Frederic
# 5- being able to express his thoughts on any subject aptly, and to put before the eye the very picture, as it were, of whatever he attempted to describe graphically, and at the same time clearly and with a beautiful simplicity of diction. This may be seenfrom the reading of his many contributions found in different magazines descriptive of scenes about the Yosemite Valley, the Yellowstone Park and other places, and in his story of "Stickeen , or "A.Day with a DogM- the latter a tale called by one writer the greatest dog story ever written. I never personally met with the subject of this sketch after of my graduation in 1863* But of our associations together during the days of our student life at the University I shall always treasure the most fond and vivid recollections. The last communication I had from him was not long before his death, and in it he spoke of the work he was then engaged in writing, quite an elaborate one on Alaska, He remarked in that letter that the subject grew upon him and his hardest problem in preparing the y;ork was to decide what to put in it and what to leave out. Trusting that the matters I have set forth in the forgoing pages, though perhaps not new, may not be altogether without interest, I remain Very Sincerely Yours, « ?Sl$
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