Letter by CJD to R.H. Croll 1914.04.03

April 3/14

Dear Rob,

'Scuse haste. Have a s. story, 2 chunks verse, and a short play (political) all going at once, and am - haw - an extremely busy man.

Delighted to hear of my importance. Honestly, it does buck me up some despite a hard shell of cynicism regarding such things.

I am wishing the sports (?) to blazes, because I am full of good things and could work for a month without stopping. Also Fed. Parliament meets shortly and I shall be in the thick of it.

Autographed cards enclosed.

Have thought of good advertising schemes for Sent. Bloke. Will talk when I see you in a month if you don't come up in meantime.

Shall duplicate the political play when I type it and let you see a copy. How is the Olde Potte? Haven't heard from him lately. Hope he is better.


PS The "novel" grows - (in me block)
I am waxing enthusiastic
Can see great possibilities

CROLL Collection MS 8910, 1202/1(b) - State Library of Victoria.

The "Olde Potte" referred to is J. G. Roberts.
The "novel" was never finished and, to the best of my knowledge, no fragment or copy of it exists.
I cannot, at this time, identify "the political play" mentioned.

Copyright © Perry Middlemiss 2002