Martinez, May 10, 1912Dear William Trout,In trying to clear away the huge talus of letters a year high accumulated while I was in South America & Africa I find your long interesting letter of March 15th full of good news. I'm always glad to hear from you. Friends get closer & dearer the farther they travel on life's journey. It's fine to see how youthful your heart remains & wide & farreaching your sympathy with everybody & everything. Such people never grow old. I only regret your being held so long in mechanical bread winning harness instead of making enough by middle age & spending the better half of life in studying God's works as I wanted you to do long ago. The marvel is that in the din & rattle of mills you have done so wondrous well. By all means keep on your travels since you
1912 May 10
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