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#2119: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, September 8 [1935]

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Edith5 and I have been in Italy6 not quite a month—and it seems six months! We have both been well, and have had a most successful trip so far. After ten days in the high, cool Dolomites, we dropped down to Venice2 by motor. Of course foreign travel is never all roses, as people at home seem to think. In Venice the mosquitos always devour one, as they did when you drove us near7 Gray Bull8; one sleeps under nets, and if a mosquito gets in there's an all-night struggle. If I go out on the Grand Canal to see the moonlight, I pay for it by such a horribly swollen face as is keeping me indoors today.

Sept 25th I go on to Paris9 to be with Isabelle10, who is slowly losing ground.

"Lucy"11 is doing well12, but not brilliantly—nothing like13 the "Archbishop"14 or "Shadows"15.

Lovingly Willie
Mr. R. C. Cather1 1225 South Center St Casper,4 Wyoming U.S.A. VENEZIA FERROVIA2 8 IX 35 23-24 Via Cherbourg3 HOTEL ROYAL DANIELI VENEZIA