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#0296: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, [April 6, 1915]

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Yes, pool4, of course. The man this was done from5 always played billiards and the word came automatically, the moment I began to think of him. I think I would be willing to deprive Dr. Archie of the Governorship6 and make him a political dictator and the head of a big mining company. But the diminishing scale you noted7, after the end of Part II, is really a part of the pla plan of the book8. The latter part of the manuscript explains tha that plan somewhat, but I would like to talk with you about it. Can't you come to see me on Saturday or Sunday? Send me a line giving me a hint as to when to expect you, as I have no telephone--and shan't have until this story is done and off my mind.

Perhaps the peculiar atructure of the story would be better explained if I used a sub–title and called the book; "The Song of the Lark: The Story of an Artist's Youth9."

Faithfully Willa Cather Tuesday