Bade, William Frederic


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/ "Scots, aha hae wi» Wallace bled, Scots, shsj femes has after* led, Soleosse to your gory bed Or to VictoriaI Mow's the day, and now'a the hour; Sea the front o*battle lower; See approach proud Edward's power «* Chains and slaveries'* One of the sweater trips which stands out in my memory was a three-day tramp fre© Submit Station on the Southern ..i.h.eific, over the isoun tains to Laic© Tahoe, In later years, and after sssny rouph experiences in the fountains, we look hack and isarvei that, without asps or anything but Ms knowledge of the mountain ranges to guide him, Mr. Muir sever got us into brush fields or impossible spots* fe sad© this wonderful traap with, coafort and in just about the tliae he had estimated. That trip will never he forgotten nor my disappointment that no tiise was taken to climb to the actual summits Of Tinker's Knob and Anderson's .. si -ehich were on our route and close to which we passed* fits my brother Tom we had, a few years before, spent a suisaer vacation at Summit Soda Springe, frois which these peaks war© visible, and w© had longed to go to the top of each of the®, is either travelled on ridges or hogsbaeks everywhere, when possible, or kept the® in sight, in the sane way that, we later learned, Indians, ex- / peri©need woodeaen and hunters always do, fe soon discovered Ir. Muir and mg father.nere but boys of a larger growth, for many a time we would stop at the top of a mile-long saowffield and start boulders and blip rocks rolling down the snow—yes, and all yell with delight when a particularly big one would race on ahead of a smaller one, or —3—



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