Short story writer born William Sydney Porter (1862-1910) known for his use of the surprise ending. Wonderful ALS signed “Sydney Porter,” one page, 5.25 x 8, no date. Letter to Mr. Johnston, in full: "Thanks—thanks. Will try to make that white man's burden lighter for you every week. The 52-inch matter was a Confession, not an attack. I'm in the 40's and climbing up. But why repine? There shall be sake and rolled leaves for us yet." In fine condition.
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