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I have been up in the Wind River Mountains in Northern Wyoming4 for a month, and reached home today. Your letter5 greets me with cheering news. Have you seen Alice Maynell's6 review7 of the book8 in the Manchester Guardian9? The Westminster Gazette10 is also excellent. Indeed all the English reviews are very gratifying.
Oh yes, I will certainly have another book ready by the end of next year. It will probably be a story of the Southwest, and the title will probably be "The Blue Mesa"11 or something of that sort, and it will be full of love and hate. I've not written a word of it yet, but I shall get to work the first of September, after our family-reunion house-party here is over. I shall try to work here, and if things go well I shall not go to New York12 before November or December. I ought to be able to pull copy out pretty fast after I do settle down to work. Last winter was a hellish winter, but I've forgotten it. I left the last memory of it above timber line in the Wind River Mountains.
Yes, I think the book13 on the Southwest will come along right after the novel14—out of the leavings. But the novel first.
and when you next write to England15, order eight
six copies of the English edition of The Lark8 for me. I hope I can get them before
Thank you for your good checque letter. I'm keen to fall to.Faithfully W. S. C.