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#1516: Willa Cather to Viola Roseboro', December 13, 1940

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My dear Miss Roseboro'1:

As you say, a communication of thought and sentiment is a kind of intercourse. And here is an article which I want you to read, and a very human and illuminating letter from Margaret Kennedy3. Julian Street4 sent it to me and said I need not return it, so please do not take the trouble to return it to me.

Miss Bloom5 will have to sign this letter for me, for I have a very badly sprained thumb on my right hand6. My hand is in wooden splints and is perfectly immovable. You will agree that this is a disgusting thing to happen just before the rush of Christmas time.

Your letter7 about Sapphira8 I have reread many times. I think no letter could please me more, not only because it is from you but because you state so powerfully what is at the root of any living book.

Miss Lewis9 begs me to send you her love with mine.