July 11th, 1890.
My dear Mamma,
Mr. Harwell is going to Sta. Barbara next week, and he told me and Jennie to get our letters ready to send by him. It is study hour, and I am writing instead of studying, but dont be afraid I am neglecting my duty, for I did not have anything to do, but write a composition, and that is finished. The people here are all good to me. I asked Miss Howell something about the Steamers that were in Rio, and the next day, she called me to her, and showed me a Brazilian paper, in which was the announcement, that the Steamer Galileo left Rio on Sunday, and Papa was one of the passengers. The next night, I saw Mr. Dickie at church, and he told me he saw the notice. Wasn�t it kind of them to think of telling me? If I can get my hands on the paper, I will send it to you. Miss Watts said I could have it. Mrs. Dickie says she is very much obliged to you for the things. She said the wasp-nest was the prettiest little thing she had seen. Tell Pat I found a piece of music, called the "Bartholdi Statue� and dedicated to Joseph Pullitzer. The owner of the piece, a girl named Maria Alves, said I could learn it. I have been wondering all yesterday and today, if Mr. King is at our house. I guess before you get this I will get a letter from you, and you will, answer me. Mr. Hall was up here Wednesday and Mr. Harwell told Miss Phillips, that he
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