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THE STORY OF MY BOYHOOD AND YOUTH
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM SKETCHES
BY THE AUTHOR
BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON MlFFLIN COMPANY
The Riverside Press Cambridge
BY THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY COMPANY
COPYRIGHT, 1913, BY JOHN MUIR
Published March 1913
Earliest Recollections — The “Dandy Doctor” Terror — Deeds of Daring — The Savagery of Boys — School and Fighting — Birds'-nesting.
Stories of America — Glorious News — Crossing the Atlantic — The New Home — A Baptism in Nature — New Birds — The Adventures of Watch — Scotch Correction — Marauding Indians.
Humanity in Oxen — Jack, the Pony — Learning to Ride — Nob and Nell — Snakes — Mosquitoes and their Kin— Fish and Fishing — Considering the Lilies — Learning to Swim — A Narrow Escape from Drowning and a Victory —Accidents to Animals.
Bird Favorites — The Prairie Chickens — Water-Fowl — A Loon on the Defensive — Passenger Pigeons.
American Head-Hunters — Deer— A Resurrected Woodpecker — Muskrats — Foxes and Badgers — A Pet Coon — Bathing — Squirrels — Gophers — A Burglarious Shrike.
The Crops — Doing Chores — The Sights and Sounds of Winter — Road-making — The Spirit-rapping Craze—Tuberculosis among the Settlers — A Cruel Brother — The Rights of the Indians — Put to the Plough at the Age of Twelve — In the Harvest-Field — Over-Industry among the Settlers —Running the Breaking-Plough — Digging a Well — Choke-Damp — Lining Bees.
Hungry for Knowledge — Borrowing Books — Paternal Opposition — Snatched Moments — Early Rising proves a Way out of Difficulties — The Cellar Workshop — Inventions — An Early-Rising Machine—Novel Clocks — Hygrometers, etc. — A Neighbor's Advice.
Leaving Home — Creating a Sensation in Pardeeville — A Ride on a Locomotive — At the State Fair in Madison — Employment in a Machine-Shop at Prairie du Chien — Back to Madison — Entering the University — Teaching School — First Lesson in Botany — More Inventions — The University of the Wilderness