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#0248: Willa Cather to H. L. Mencken, December 6 [1912]

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My Dear Mr. Mencken1:

Thank you4 for your kind letter5 with its gratifying reference6 to Alexander's Bridge7. I am experimenting with several shortish things before beginning a longer piece of work8. Although I imagine they are rather slow in action for you. I shall be glad to show them to you when they are finished.

Very cordially yours Willa Sibert Cather