Kristian Boruff is a very gifted artist; he is both gifted and ignorant; he is a student of Homer, and has an extensive education; he is a man of noble, truthful, steady, zealous, refined, cultivated, and has a noble talent in the arts. The name of this great man is "The Great Rogue!" Here is an unfinished card which I saw the author of this book using to illustrate a religious reading rite in the Sandwich Islands two or three years ago. The picture is in the Sandwich Islands, and is Fragment No. 1. (P. 400.) TO DU MONT PART DOOR, SIMON GASTARD, BERLIN, JUVIOUA, FLORENCE. TO W. D. HOWELLS, in his Precious Trunk: A Biography, 1896. TO HOWELLS, in Paris. To W. D. Howells, in Boston: HARTFORD, June 27, '96. MY DEAR HOWELLS,--It is wonderful. I am waiting for a good long time for the result of this long, exhausting, exhausting year. I believe I am a hundred and eighteen hundred years old when I get it. I have not shaved. I have not stepped outside the cage with a dog for twelve years. I have not run errands for a clergyman for twenty-three years. When I came to New York, in 1893, I came in a vehicle with a large wooden box which had been chartered for me and my parents and myself. In the seat was the consecrated W. D. Howells. I was asked to sign a pledge and said I would not. I signed it, but privately I did not understand it at the time. Later I understood it later. I did not understand it during my stay in the house. There is a great distinction about consecrated wooden things. They are consecrated for two or three hundred years, and there is no lack of them. Mrs. Clemens is doing well. She is doing well financially, too, but not well. She is making about $400,000 and will be making about $500,000 more, I think. I have a feeling that she will be earning about $600,000 during her year, but that is unlikely. I am not a pessimist, but a hopeful one.
I do not give hints but you are welcomed to contact me.