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#0355: Willa Cather to H. L. Mencken, May 2 [1916]

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Here is the story4 of which I wrote you5 in the winter. There have been delays about getting it typed. I hope you are not prejudiced against a circumambient method of presenting a story. It was the best way, here, to get the facts before one.

Please let me thank you for your review6 of "The Song of the Lark,"7 which pleased me8 so much that I asked the publisher to use it in the Atlantic9 book pages.

Will you let me have a decision on this story very soon, as there are several editors who want something for their autumn numbers and I have just now nothing else to send out.

Very sincerely yours Willa Sibert Cather