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#0484: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, November 26 [1919]

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FG Dear Mr. Greenslet1;

They tell me3 at the Telephone office that one can g only get a telephone now if one has a new baby. That would make rather a good situation for a Greenwich Village farce! "The Lost Leader4" is a refreshing performance, by the way. It's a pleasant novelty to see a play with no perfunctory love-story5 intruded.

Please send me at once the number of books Mr. White6 wants, with plenty of wrapping paper on them, so that I can re-wrap them and ship them off to him in Kansas7. I am a very poor expressman. It's really very nice of Mr. White to want them, seeing that we behold verysuch different sides of the same moon. His interest will affect a large number of low-brows. His paper8, and his fool-poet, Walt Mason9, have hitherto been rather hostile.

Don't fail to let me see you the next time you come to town2. I want to talk over with you a proposition10 the Century11 people have just made me. If they are in a position to do what they say they are burning to do, I almost think you yourself would advise me to take them up. I won't do anything about it until I see you, however.

Faithfully, W. S. C.

Mrs. Austin12 is a trump13 to take the trouble! Please return Mr. White's letter.