The Man With The Broken Ear, by Edmond About

Dedication of the First Edition.*

Dear Leypoldt:

You have not forgotten that nearly two years ago, before our business connection was thought of, this identical translation was ‘respectfully declined’ by you with that same courtesy, the exercise of which in frequent similar cases, each one of us now tries so hard to shove on the other’s shoulders. I hope that your surprise on reading this note of dedication will not interfere with your forgiving the pertinacity with which, through it, I still strive to make the book yours.

H. H.

451 Broome Street, May 16, 1867.

* Published by Leypoldt & Holt.

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