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#2509: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, April 14 [1921]

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NORTH 6127
Dear Mr. Knopf1;

Isn't this Lewis3 chap a generous one? In a few days I'll send you some of the Omaha4 papers with reports of his lecture there. It seems he tried5 to make his audience promise that they would buy every one of my books within two weeks. And these sayings of his are reported under double-column heads in the Omaha papers.

Awfully fine and generous of him to get after them with a pitch fork like that, don't you think?

I was down with a hard cold I caught on the train, and did not go to his lecture6 here2, but it stirred things up so that the newspapers were telephoning here all evening and three reporters were in in the house before breakfast the next morning.

Faithfully yours Willa Cather