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I hoped I could be a little more generous with your daughters5 this year, but only yesterday Jack6 came down on me with an S.O.S. for a hundred. "Lucy"7 was the absolute best seller from coast to coast8 for two months—and the total sale did not amount to much more than one third of the sale of "Shadows"9 in the same length of time10. The book business is simply very bad—like every other.
Please give a ten dollar bill to each of the girls with my love.
I have been rather under the weather since I got home11 from France12. And you've never told me how your diet works out. Do you feel the better for it?
The enclosed will show you that the old friends in Red Cloud13 are staunch and true. I wish I could accept, but impossible this year.Lovingly Willie Mr. R. C. Cather1 1225 South Center St Casper3 Wyoming GRAND CENT ANNEX NY2 DEC 13 1935 430 PM