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#0398: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, November 18 [1917]

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FG Dear Mr. Greenslet1;

Here are the first two chapters4. I cannot furnish you with the title page yet, so you will have to use a temporary one and make the other later.

It is hard, just now, to make definite estimates as to length5, but I do not think the story will run over sixty-five thousand words. If it is no longer than that, you can use the same type as in "O Pioneers!"6, can you not? I should should very much like to have the same type, and as nearly the same paper as you can give me; a rough, cream-colored paper.

Please send me proofs of these pages you set for the dummy7, not for correction, but because it always is helpful to see any part of the text in type; it gives one ideas about the management of the detail in the rest of the story. Please send me a duplicate of the dummy jacket and cover if you can. Let me know when you want the first bunch of copy.

Faithfully Willa Cather RLS

P.S. I have no corrected copy of these twelve pages, so be careful of them, I implore!