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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 72 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 72
Kew, Surrey The Bakers most kindly took me into their home for the Christmas festivities of Christmas Day, including a dinner of turkey and all the pros and cons that hover about the bird.  Things were very jolly.  Mr. & Mrs. Beck were there, very charming, with their two children.  The childrem were very lively and kept things moving.  One of the two as a girl, 6 years old, hair as fine as corn silk, - all activity and adventure.  Arrayed in the plunder of bonbons, tissue fools cap and paper cloak, tooting a toy whistle she cried to me Now You come, follow when I play and and stop when I stop, glancing coquettishly over her shoulder to see if I obeyed for  :::::::::  Dec. 29, 1905. I was a stranger and she was not sure of me.  Then she made the Californian play "bear", a part which he quite excelled in according to Christine's notion.  She had a lovely time with the man from across the water, did Mistress Christine, and he was happy to find friends in an English home. Mr. Beckis ofthe famous firm of microscope makers and is an agreeable man to meet.  After dinner his story was of the missionary who in spite of the protests of the ship, the captain yielding as if by a whim at last, put off on a cannibal island.  The remaining missionaries held services for this death.  When the ship returned on the voyage to everyone's astonishment there was a signal
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