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#0240: Willa Cather to Annie Adams Fields, July 24, 1912

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Dearest Lady1:

Here is an interesting sketch of the man whose Shakespearian criticism we each enjoyed so much. I am just back from another week up in the French and Bohemian country where the harvesters are still3 "reaping late and reaping early"4 and the wheat fields stretch for miles and miles. There is a big Catholic church up there5, the church of Saint Anne, set upon a hill like the churches of the old world, and you can see it for six level miles across the wheat fields. I heard a beautiful service there6, all in French, with excellent music.

How I should love to go to you in September, but I fear that I shall not be able to get to you then. I must fall to work7 the moment I reach Pittsburgh8 and shall probably be glued to the desk until the first of October. I am very well and gay and am enjoying the days as they go by, and am thinking very lovingly of you.

Devotedly Willa