[8 Dec. 1923]
Dear old thing,
To facilitate the inebriation of publishers en masse, I am sending along a
You might keep at least three in 'delirium tremens' at once. This will make for
economy in time and space, as the Atlantic is apt to be a little desultory now-a-days.
Actually typescripts of The Witches' Brew.
(Pierce replied on 12 December:
'Your inebriating mass of manuscripts have come to hand, and soon the publishers
on both hemispheres will be, as you say, inebriated. You may expect to hear a
report of some sort in the near future. If you hear something
that sounds like a "whoop-ee!," it will only be another publisher gone wrong.')