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I do hope you are not trying to eat alone4! That is ruinous—nobody can make it work. I do wish you may find a fairly good boarding house where you can go for lunch and dinner. Even if the people are tiresome they are better than solitude. I well remember the dreary account Roscoe5 wrote me of the town hotel where he stopped when first went to Colusa3. He couldn't even get an egg properly cooked. Perhaps there is a better hotel now—but hotels are rather solitary. A fairly good boarding house is better. Silly people are better than no people!
Thank you for the little bunch of clippings Ross had saved. I always thought
I could go back to San Francisco6
and that I could show him some letters from Barrie7 and Thomas
Hardy8, because they meant so much
to us, those two writers, when we
kids. Well, I mean to go to San Francisco as soon as it is habitable and the
railroads are possible, and you will come down and visit me there. We will
have a great deal to remember.