#0742: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, August 28 [1924]

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FG Dear Mr. Greenslet1:

When you give presents to a lady you always let yourself in for trouble! Now you will have to scold the Mary Elizabeth people3 as a matter of principle. The more-than-welcome candy arrived with a c.o.d. for five dollars on it—and from your letter4 I'm quite sure you paid them for it. In any case, they over-charged for it: there are only two pounds, and their candy is never more than a dollar fifty a pound. Since they are near your office, you ought to reprove them and make them refund the money. It's worth five dollars to me on this desert isle, but that does not let the shop out.

I've just begun Miss Sedgwick's5 story—I've a feeling it must be her best, there's such splendid lightness and go in it from the first chapter. Thanks for all your attention, and I'll write you about the l Little French Girl6 when I've finished it.

Yours W. S. C.