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I simply don't know whether I ever replied to your letter telling me of your mother5's injury. I've replied to it many times in my mind, but during the last six months I have been in so many places, and my effects have been so scattered, that I feel certain of nothing. I do know of Mrs. Moorhead's remarkable recovery, however, through the Hambourg6's, to whom Dr. Schleiter7 gave a glowing account of her pluck and vitality. With all of her other friends I feel proud of her strength of body and spirit. The summer must have been a trying one for both of you. I've been at Grand Manan8 for the last two months, an island off the coast of New Brunswick9, where Miss Lewis10 and I have built a little home. I'll be here for several weeks and then will probably go to Quebec11. The less I say, or think, of this last year the better. It's been terribly difficult. I shall not take another apartment until after I have been abroad again. I mean to go this winter or in the early spring.
Please give your mother a great deal of love from me, and greet any of my old friends whom you happen to meet for me—especially Bianca17!With love Willa Cather Elizabeth Moorhead Vermorcken1