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My French girl3 has been ill for a week, and I have been so busy carrying Antonia4 along with one hand and serving the kitchen gods with the other that I have delayed sending you the contract5. I return it herewith, however, and thank you for not trimming my royalties6.Faithfully Willa Cather
H. J. Smith's7 play8 is a great success, and very narrowly misses being a really fine play. Some splendid things in it, but the last act is pretty poor.