Bade, William Frederic


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I sailed home on the same steamer with Miss Ssaiiy Pel ton, an old family friend of the Muirs* They went to Juneau, Sitka and later to the glacier, on which Mr. Muir spent rauch time then and later in studying and exploring, and which was thereafter known as the Muir Glacier. We later heard from him and my father about the wonders of this trip. Mr. Muir made a trip the following year to the same glacier. While we listened to his vivid description ©f this great glacier, w© warts particularly interested la his story of Stickeen, a little dog, which accoaptttiled his on a perilous trip across this glacier in a storm, wae» hoth nearly lost their lives. If you have any love for dogs, or any desire to note John Muir's wonderful powers of description, get and read this story of "Stickeen** Dr. Bade, la his "life and Letters of John Muir**, truly states that "Stickeen became the subject of one of the noblest dog stories In htirlish literature'*. might well think they were caught in a storm* So they were, - but in this case, as in many other experiences in Mr. Muir's life, he had deliberately chosen to go out and investigate and study Nature under storm conditions. He said that "Many of nature's finest lessons are to be found is her storms, and if careful to keep in right relations with them, we may go safely abroad in them, rejoicing in the grandeur and beauty of their works and ways*** You need hardly be reminded of the startling description which I heard him relate, of a terrific ei&aaterm in the -11-



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January 1936

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