Mary J. Arnold
pushed me along with the wreckage of the moraine, while you will stand a granite monument to the end of time. I must tell you that once, when I was desperate, I seized my pen and wrote a stagger at a story, a reminiscence of a tragedy in the early days of Mariposa, and I sent it to a magazine. The article was, of course, returned, saying that my language was to "Hi-fo-lu-tin", (if you know what that is.) Another said it was too "stilted" and another "not available" I may sometime let you read it, if you have patience. then you will know that I am glad that you have so well, said things that others never could. Do you get your mail daily? I wanted to send you some Chemise Lillies but feared they would be spoiled, They are about gone now. If agreeable to you, I may be able to dispose of a few copies of your book, Please advise, Yours respectfully, Mary J. Arnold
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It is storming and above the storm I hear the inspiring notes of the robin saying bravely to his nesting mate "Cheerie, dearie, cheerie dear." and my heart is in the tree top with him.
Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20.5 cm.
Arnold, Mary J., "Letter from Mary J. Arnold to John Muir, [ca. 1902 ?] ." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4802.
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