by John Muir from Stickeen
In 1879, noted naturalist John Muir went to Alaska to explore the region. During his trip, he was joined by a fellow traveler who had a small black dog named Stickeen. While exploring a glacier, Muir and Stickeen had an especially close call, one that made them fast friends for life. After reading this passage from the book, students will respond to questions on the language and the main idea.