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To Sigrid Undset,
Flowers she sent brightened the day. Has not felt so excited about Christmas since childhood. Maybe [who had come to confer with after the recent bombing of Pearl Harbor] traveled by reindeer like Santa Claus. His presence and his shrewd, searching gaze would wither political pettiness. He knows the American idiom from his , and American politicians will realize he is sharper than they are. His coming is almost a miracle. Reminds her that the battle cry of the Crusaders was "God with us!" [Stout #1566]