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I don't seem to feel much interest in getting the short stories together4 just now5. I haven't time to write enough new ones to make a volume. I've begun a new book6—in fact I've begun two new books, and they are rather chewing me up just at the present writing. One is company, but two are a crowd. When you are next in town2 I would like to talk them over with you.
And please have four (4) copies of "Ántonia"9 sent to me here. How is the book selling now?Hastily W.S.C.
Isn't it terrible about poor Elsie Sergeant10 being so badly hurt? I had no idea it was anything serious until I heard from her the other day.
Please for mercy's sake send a copy of "Antonia" to the N.Y. "Globe"11! I've just had a piteous note from the editor saying that they would rather review my books than most, but that they had never received a copy. I've long bought the Globe for its book reviews—they are the only ones I read regularly and I think they are much the most intelligent and interesting that appear in any New York paper.
Won't you please rush off a copy yourself to N. P. Dawson12 Literary Editor N.Y. Globe