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Title: Stickeen Author: John Muir Release Date: March 22, 2004 [EBook #11673] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK STICKEEN *** Produced by Audrey Longhurst and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. STICKEEN BY JOHN MUIR 1909 TO HELEN MUIR _Lover of wildness this icy storm-story is affectionately dedicated_ TO MY DOG BLANCO BY J.G.
HOLLAND My dear dumb friend, low lying there, A willing vassal at my feet; Glad partner of my home and fare, My shadow in the street; I look into your great brown eyes, Where love and loyal homage shine, And wonder where the difference lies Between your soul and mine! Tue Apr 04 17:08:22 2017 * * * 2 * * I scan the whole broad earth around For that one heart which, leal and true, Bears friendship without end or bound, And find the prize in you. * * * * * Ah, Blanco! did I worship God As truly as you worship me, Or follow where my Master trod With your humility: Did I sit As you, And watch My life fondly at His feet dear Blanco, sit at mine, Him with a love as sweet, would grow divine! STICKEEN In the summer of 1880 I set out from Fort Wrangel in a canoe to continue the exploration of the icy region of southeastern Alaska, begun in the fall of 1879.
After the necessary provisions, blankets, etc., had been collected and stowed away, and my Indian crew were in their places ready to start, while a crowd of their relatives and friends on the wharf were bidding them good-by and good-luck, my companion, the Rev.
S.H.
Young, for whom we were waiting, at last came aboard, followed by a little black dog, that immediately made himself at home by cu...





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