Riverside, Cambridge, Mass. 24 October 1872.
My dear and honored friend
I have just received your pleasant letter of Sept. 26th which seems to have been very long on the way. It is safely here now, with the enclosed "Portnøglen," which comes just as I had completed the previous ones on the Sketch of Travel. I shall look soon for the concluding one, and if, as I hope the matter will allow, we shaIl probably publish these and all your recent stories, including Lykke Peer, in one volume, to come out at Christmas.
I will make the little changes in title which you suggest. It is not too late.
I was very much entertained over "Loppen og Professoren." Pray whom are you satirizing in it? Perhaps I am wrong but it reads very much as if you had in mind some literary prestidigitateur who only goes up in a balloon when he has promised to fire oH a cannon!
Heartily and with great respect
HORACE E. SCUDDER