When washington [sic] will see me God alone knoweth. I am in here in the midst of gigantic labors -- trying hard to get a lot of stuff ahead, that I may embark for Munich April 15. But even so, I may visit your fair city in the meantime, and when I arrive I shall certainly call you up and crave the privilege of calling on you.
Sally Bishop I have quite forgotten. My impression is that the story was one of those sad, sad working-girl romances that now break all our hearts. Who wrote it I don't remember. The only story of that sort that I like is Dreiser's "Sister Carrie", a great work of art. But Dreiser has become a pessimist by reading his own stuff, and the last time I met him he was full of the sorrows of the world.
What are you writing? Let me see it, by all means. I specialize in the discovery of novelists.
Why are your visits to Baltimore so far apart?
Sincerely, [signed]H L Mencken
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