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#0337: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, November 24 [1915]

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FG Dear Mr. Greenslet1:

No, I have quite got over the feeling that you found the book3 disappointing. The manuscript in which you first read it was so bad that I wonder that you found anything in it to like at all. I have never yet taken the time to tell you how well I think you did by me in the booklet4, and by "me works" also. A good many of the notices indicate that the sheep–like mind of the reviewer was guided aright by that booklet, and by the good case you made out for me therein—better than deserve, I cheerfully admit.

I sent you a line5 about the long notice6 in the N.Y.Evening Post7,Nov. 13th. You will use that instead of the article we hoped to get from S. S.8, will you not?

Please send me another half–dozen copies of the advertising booklet. I hate to bother you, but Weldin's have no more and people keep telephoning me for them.

Faithfully W. S. C.