Wednesday [late May 1947]
You are, as usual, a real 'un. Always the same loyal Bill.
I have always adhered to the principle of not writing retorts to critics. I have yet to write my first. I have often written letters of gratitude but not of recrimination.
And I agree with you that Phyllis is worth a colony of certain brands of 'intellectuals' who never experienced an honest emotion. I do not include Wells in this as I appreciate his intentions so much.
I am writing Phyllis today and returning her 'oration.'