A Bread Famine
by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra
Chapter III passage: Founder of the Sierra Club, noted naturalist John Muir traveled to California for the first time in 1868. Once there, he was hired to accompany shepherds and a flock of sheep to summer pasture in the Sierra Nevada mountains. He kept a diary of the journey which he published in 1911. Students will read the passage and answer questions on the language and the details.