using standard courier delivery
1913. The novel begins: Dear Dan: the newspaper you sent last week was almost like a letter from you, because it was just like you to send the paper instead of writing the message it contained. You know how I welcome every bit of information concerning you and yours, but, of course, you'd never tell me how prosperous you are now. Left it for the Talton Herald to set forth how Daniel Bronson, one of the well-to-do farmers up on the Solomon, shipped out-how many carloads of cattle was it? And what is alfalfa coined out of anyhow, that it can bring such a wad of money to a well-to-do farmer?