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Are you back and well again? Knopf3 said he had heard from you. I perpetually wanted to write to you while you were away, and was as perpetually circumvented. This tail–end of the winter has been the worst of all, and the struggle for passports and cabin, added to the other daily ills of life, has been about too much. I sail for Havre4 May 19th, if my passport goes through.
After four weeks of struggle Miss Roseboro'5 got a copy of Antonia6 for Mr. Brownell7. I have the letter8 he wrote her about it, and I'd like you to see a copy of it. It pleases me more than anything that has happened about this book, because he seems to find certain qualities – – – that I hoped were there. Do you, yourself, really think I write like9 Arnold Mulder10 and Elsie Singmaster11?
Mr. Brownell's letter is confidential, of course, and please send it back to me. The original is in tiny and very lovely script.
Please send me word of your health and plans.Faithfully Willa Cather