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Oh such sad news from our dear Island8! Dear Doctor Macaulay9 (who was never so handsome and gay as this summer) fell dead of a heart attack two weeks ago. The next night faithful Willie's10 house burned down—no insurance of course. We cottagers are each sending him fifty dollars to have a new one built. He takes care of his old mother11 and "big Arthur", the kindly half-witted brother12, you know.Hastily, my dear, but lovingly,W.S.C.
Thank you for the picture, dear, of the "superb infant"!FROM CATHER