Revered master Dear Walt, my beloved master, my friend, my bard my prophet and apostle - Dear Bernard My dear master! Your good, long varied and loving letter came yesterday and has been welcome and nourishing to meh. My dear master! I cannot reply properly, we have been treading air since Dear Bernard O'Dowd (and all the friends) My dear master! Dear friend Bernard O'Dowd (& dear friends all) My dear master and (may I say?) comrade! I sh'd like to send you a little pocketbook b'd L of G as a present to be used by any of you & maybe handy My dear master! Herewith are copies of my big book 'Complete Works' ... Dear friend B. O'D. Well the New Year has come & it is a dark foggy stormy glum day here - As I sit her Jan : 13 rather late at night ... God bless you all - & see my words at bottom re-affirmed Evn'g - Well how are you getting along there 10,000 miles f'm here - & 'how's all'? (as the black people say down south) The Last drawn pict: 'at 90' is the truest - the London Il.. News one is disagreeable, foxy My dear master, I have received and heartily thank you for the papers you have sent ... Just a word anyhow while I am waiting for my supper - Master?
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