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#0660: Willa Cather to Blanche Wolf Knopf, December 29 [1922]

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The beautiful fan you sent me has been the wonder of the town. All the neighbors have been in to see it and have aired their knowledge about tortise-shell. I am so pleased with it and your kindness.

The telegram4 about the Century5's offer was a thrilling surprise. I owe it all to you, too! I appreciate the trouble you have taken to market this story6 for me, and shan't forget it. Don't you want to send down to Bank Street for the other copy of the story and have it sent to the printers to be set up for the book at once? Then I can read the book proofs before I sail, April 1st. I am writing Miss Lewis7 to have the MS in readiness for you. I shall arrive in New York8 about January 12th.

With my love and gratitude to you both9 Willa Cather