To J. D. Hooker 26 [May 1867]1
My dear Hooker
I write a line only to thank you for Hodson’s paper, but I have it in print & it is a very good one; therefore I return it to you.2
It was foolish in me to say a word about continental extensions, for I said it so briefly that I think you misunderstand me; we can however fight that battle when we meet.3 Remember the gooseberries4
yours affectly | Ch Darwin
It was foolish of him to say a word about continental extensions so briefly that he thinks JDH misunderstood him.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5552,” accessed on 27 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5552