Letter 082

To Leah T. Jones, a fan

139 East 35th Street
New York City

July 5, 1943

Dear Mrs. Jones: 

Thank you for the great compliment of your letter, not only as a compliment but for the understanding back of it. 

It does mean a great deal to an author when a reader wants to read a book twice. I should, perhaps, apologize if my book kept you up till daylight, but I will do no such thing, because I am selfishly glad that it did. 

I don’t know whether I shall be in Cincinnati or Dayton, but if I am I wish you would call me up—I would be very happy to meet you. 

With deep appreciation of your good wishes,

Sincerely yours,