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#2742: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, [1921 to 1947]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Alfred1;

Can you help me to escape this? If I have to go in for this sort of botheration, you won’t get your book this spring. Do you think I should get on a train and flee somewhere? I really feel quite desperate at the prospect.

This letter, with a bunch of others, came in a big envelope on Monday. The envelope was so big that I did not open it until tonight.

Hastily W. S. C.