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#0187: Willa Cather to Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, [early 1911]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Elsie Sergeant1

I seem to be completely down and out today—stayed in bed all day yesterday but it did not pull me together. Now today poor Miss Lewis4 is feeling very badly—the result of having such a lame duck of a guest, I'm afraid. If you came you would find everything too utterly dismal, and I don't like to have dismal times with the people I care about. So don't come. If you have a moment before you go, you'll know where to find someone who would always give a great deal for a moment with you. Sleep and oblivion tonight may restore me to the ranks of the living.

Yours always W. S. C.
Miss Sergeant1 c/o H. P. Barrows3 164 Waverly Place