David Grayson, Esq. of hempfield, u. s. a. My Deajb Sir, Although my name appears on the title page, the real author of this book is Miss Helen McGU l(now Mrs. Roger Mifl Bin), who told me the story with her own inimitable vivacity. And on her beha JfI want to send to you these Jew words of acknowledgment. Mrs. Mifflirij I need hardly say, is unskilled in the arts of authorship: this is her first book, and I doubt whether she will ever write another. She hardly realized, I think, how much her story owes to your own delightful writings. There used to be a well-thumbed copy of Adventures in Contentment on her table at the Sabine Farm, and I have seen her pick it up, after a long day in the kitchen, read it with chuckles, and say that the story of you and Harriet reminded her of herself and A ndrew.
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