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Finally, Thomas writes back...

Saturday February 22, 2020

Dear Marilee,

Don't be upset or frightened, but I thought after over two years of you writing to me, With the help of a new friend, I've figured out how to write back to you.

Mr. Giuseppe Ravizza is the only person who knows of your letters. He is obsessed with your typing apparatus.

You see, Mr Ravizza was born and lived in Italy and died in 1885. I won't keep you long as I understand you're having a dinner at my home tonight featuring Italian wines. Rather ironic, wouldn't you agree?

Anyways, Mr. Ravizza invented 16 typing machines that future inventors used as rudimentary models.

Personally, I think it's all a bit unnecessary. Pen and paper worked perfectly fine for me. But since your typewriter is the only way I receive your letters, and now, you receive mine, I shall put my preferred method of communication aside.

I promise to continue to write to you (with the help of Mr. Ravizza) only if you do the same. May I suggest that you're careful telling your husband Richard. He may think you and I are completely..., no wait, he will think only you, my dear friend, is completely mad.

Until next time,



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