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time.  I had an attack of [indecipherable] rheumatism a few days ago, and have only this morning crept from my bed for the first time since I was stricken.  Nothing could [indecipherable] be more mal-apropos than this seizure.  I must let my Australian correspondence go by default as it [indecipherable] and have broken & [indecipherable] faith with several friends, among them Nicholson with whom I was to have dined tonight

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