"A Summer's Outing" comprises letters hastily written while the writer was on the wing. Being printed in the Chicago Tribune they were favorably received by many friends, who have urged their being published in book form, as a thing now needed by would be tourists to the Yellowstone National Park and to Alaska. To this end they were revised and somewhat enlarged. If the little book be of little value, the apology is offered that it will be, too, of little cost.
"The Old Man's Story" is thrown in as filling between two covers, and need not be read except by those who find an idle hour hard to dispose of.