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I'm awfully sorry I have nothing4 to send you now, but I've been lazy this summer and have not written at all. I'll return to New York5 the first of November, and then I shall fall to work energetically. If I do anything before then, I'll let you know.
Thank you for the McClure's6. They staged the story7 well, but I wish they had let me cut it. Remind Mr. Towne8—perhaps he doesn't know—that I cut "My Little Sister"9 one-half for McClures. The cut version was so much more successful than the un-cut story as it was later published in England10.Cordially yours Willa S. Cather