[John V.] Cheney
Martinez. Oct. 3. 1894
My dear Cheney
I thought on reading your witty rhyme before noticing the title--cylindrical thing without leg without wing Glazed membrane stuffed with motion sly India-rubber [illegible] etc.--Reading thus far I thought you were describing a bicycle after being run down. but of course soon saw your twister mysterious & his relation to the lady initial
I think it's capital
extend our poor earthborn companion & fellow mortal full length, paint him in his own colors. & send him to Gilder in all his beauty such as it is & all his limber longitude.
Many thanks. This is the first fair & kind word I have ever heard for friend op[illegible]. But you must take the fun ot of your lines & get to the standpoint of genuine brotherhood
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [John V.] Cheney, 1894 Oct 3." (1894). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6891.
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