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#0261: Willa Cather to Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, [August 4, 1913]

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Dear Elsie1

I must stop to tell you how sorry I am for you and your family that such a thing has happened. I lost one summer because I saw a neighbor’s child burned up. Such things use one up so and it’s all so illogical. I am sorry. I hope you won’t let it shake you up more than must be.

I send you a notice4 that has just come from Chicago5. Some day I’ll send you a bunch. As I told you, what I like in them is the evident personal enthusiasm, the thrill they seem to have got out of it.

Yours always W.
Miss Elizabeth Sergeant1 Chocorua3 N.H. NEW YORK, N.Y. STA.D.2 AUG 5 1913 230 PM