Dear Sterling: —

A little while ago Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Waldo Trine visiting here with us. Mrs. T. is a booster of poets, and I gave a letter of introduction to you.

That was a good letter from you, and I had a good chuckle over the "two murders and a rope"; but I knew damned well that the drama would be a gem. When am I to see it, Old Man?

I've just been given the $500 prize for 1919 — the Poetry Society prize. Seems that Gladys Cromwell and I were a tie. Then poor Gladys died — or had died already — and the samoleons ​ all fell on me. By God, I can use the [missing]