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you1 are particularly able to understand one's qualms on such a point as this. It would be awfully good of you to write me from your heart about it.
I know, my dear Lady, what you mean about that story3's being "distant," the Bertha one. It is a rather hard and chilly tale. But as you say4, an intimate treatment would mean space and length, and it seems to me too purely a mind–story, too "shoppy" and not enough concerned with the big emotions to warrant extension.
I'm so glad you like the idea of our being able to talk over things when I get down there5 [missing] mean a great deal to me. We ought to be able to brace each other up a good deal.
I must try "The Golden Bowl"6 again. I read it last winter7 when that Canfield8 misery9 was on and much of it is dark to me. Maggie and Charlotte I feel that I got, but the Prince was lost in the dazzle of his own charm, he ran through my fingers and escaped me utter.
Do drop me a line, dear Lady, and tell me whether the moon has a silver ring [missing]Lovingly Willa S. C.