say that the months have been a period of great anxiety and sorrow — My last news from you was a word from Adamana with the happy intelligence that you were there with you two daughters and that Helen was riding 30 miles a day from which I was sincerely happy to infer that her health was restored. Thank Heaven!- She has been so good with me from time to time. I wish I could believe I might sometime thank her personally at Muir - but I dare not countupon such pleasure as seeing you all again in that lovely home though it seems less impossible then it used to-How well, that when the light went out of the home, you all found a spot where you could watch the dear [illegible]lid and see her growing daily better in health. I believe there is no such spot in all Europe. The Riviera where Harland for two years hoped to regain his health and finally died, doesn't offer a little of the hope of cure in such cases as your Arizona desert - though few [young?] women could be brave enough to seek it and force themselves to stay & get well [there?]
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