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#3313: Edith Lewis Summary of Letter from Willa Cather to Alice E. Dailey Goudy, July 2, 1893

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Failure of the Farmers & Merchants Bank. Her father3 had no money in the bank, but many men who owed him money did. Mr.Ducker4 lost about $1400 in this bank failure. He was not well, and she saw all she possibly could of him. Read 30 lines of Caesar5 every day with Roscoe,6 and read Greek with Mr. Ducker every night. Read and wrote and drove about the country with her brothers7. She and Mr. Ducker were reading the XVIII book of the Illiad8 together. Her love of reading with him—his "divine enthusiasm." Her feeling that she could never be a scholar, that she was not meant for that