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Box 1502, Daytona Beach, Fla. e
February 11, 1943.
Dear Dr. Holt:
I thank you so much for your kind letter. Trluy I am glad tnat you
liked DUST TRACKCS. I did not want to write it at all,because it is too
hard to reveal one's inner self, and still there is no use in writing that
kind of book unless you do.
Y'ou know, I had a lot more about Rollins College and Winter Park in
the original script, but my publishers did not like it. I wanted to show
more awareness of what had happened to me at Winter Park, and my gratitude
tow rds several people there, as well as some in New York. But it was cut
out. Now, I look like a hrog under an acorn tree gu ~iing without ever look-
ing up to see where une acorns came from.
If things break rignt for me, I shall be down in Winter Park not later
than M~onday of next week. I have been planning to come for some time, but a
trip to N~ew York, and work has kept me plugging hard, I have much to tell
you and Dr. Grover about new developments, and beg his advice in some things.
This looks like the break I nave been waiting f'or. The minute that I have
real money, I plan to own me a home out in the wood~s somewhere around wcere.
I love Orange County!!
Oh, yes! I met M.rs. ?Ijalr; Mlontcagu. Burgnley in !!er York. She talked of
coming to Florida. She (s interested in writing. I suggested Winter Park,
of course. Wilth ner Brit4ish,4ta- wl, she asked,"Aw, er, that is the village
where Rollins College is foca~ted,isnt it?"' "Thats right!" I was glad that
she already knew. Imoossible place!" the "'ontagu Furghiley went on."That1
is where that Hamilton Holt sort of throws his weignt around.He is fearfully
lacking in tle p~roper respect, you know."' So I take it, that you nave not
been properly.1mpressyd with a descendant of Lord Burgnley, advisor to good
Queen Elizabeth. I'dn tell youx what went on between us when I see you. I
let her M4onT~agu -Eurghley:~r me around for a bit, then I just turned right
ningerish and let ger rigger that out the best way dhie could.
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