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I’d like to oblige the Joseph Horne people3, but if I once began that kind of thing4, there’d be no end to it. One has to do that sort of thing thoroughly, as Edna Ferber5 does it, or not do it at all. In these days, NOT doing it is a kind of publicity in itself,—though that’s not the reason I refrain.
Please tell them that I will be in Canada6 then, finishing my new novel7, and that as the serialization of that novel begins in December, I can’t interrupt my work so near to publication date; The Forum8 has to have the copy for the first two installments9 November 1st.
Please ask your secretary to have
cop iey of “A
Lost Lady”12 mailed to me at Jaffrey13, whither I go in a few days, and to send me a copytwo copies of the new book14
as soon as it’s out. But ask your mailing department to hold the ten complimentary copies that come to me
office until my return.