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I want to tell you with my own hand how precious your letter was and is to me. You
must not worry about me anymore. The
worst3 is all behind me. I weigh only
one hundred and eleven pounds (a drop from one hundred twenty-six in eight weeks)
I am still pretty weak ,.
but But the 2nausea and
distaste for all food which hung over me for five weeks after the operation is gone
now, and I think I shall gain fast.
I thought so lovingly of all my early friends when I was in bed so long and could not read—all my early friends, dear Mrs Case4 among them. They all seemed to come close to me, 3all those “whom I have loved long since, and lost awhile.” You remember the beautiful hymn5?