June 18, 1940

Dear Lorne:

I like these verses. They are above the average. 'The Ox's Gift' is very good and I would publish it in the next Christmas issue if our little magazine is going then and the author is content to wait so long.

Best wishes

'The Ox's Gift'
By Ike (Isaac) Newell (1917-78). Born in Newfoundland and educated at Memorial College in St. John's, Queen's and Duke Universities, he was a professor of English at Queen's from 1951 until his death. The poem mentioned was published in CPM, April 1942.