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Stickeen

Stickeen by John Muir
By: (1838 – 1914)

A great dog story, a well told tale — the naturalist and adventurer John Muir recounts how he and his companion, a dog named Stickeen, each, alone, confronted and conquered their fears of an icy Alaskan glacier in 1880.

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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!

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 fondly at His feet As you, dear Blanco, sit at mine, And watch Him with a love as sweet, My life 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... Continue reading book >>


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