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Just when I am shutting off all cheap editions3, I am sorry to have Mr. Cape4 steal a march5 on me. If I could see any possible way to stop it, I would. But I could hardly expect that your arrangement with Murray6 was of a nature that would prevent them from disposing of the book7 in whatever way they wished.
I have been travelling, and Cape's letter, with yours, reached me only a few days
ago. I am sending him the preface he asks for, simply because I do not want this
book to come out in England8 as a new book.
When you asked me9 to write a
preface for your new edition I had a hundred things on hand and was packing to go
West. I simply couldn't sit down and write a preface. But i
df you wish to
use this one10 in later printings, I
have no objection.
I shall be here2 until September, at any rate.Faithfully yours Willa Cather Postscript: Dear F.G.
After I had seal
inged my letter,
it occurred to me that it may be too late to include a Preface in future
printings because of change in pageing etc. If you wished to use this text on
the back of the jacket I would be willing, provided that you used as title of
the text "Preface written by the Author for the new English edition of THE SONG
OF THE LARK".