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I had done.
I called Dan Wolf and Ed Fancher and he were having lunch
together. Ed Fancher's wife Vivian told me where they were.
I got him on the phone and I said, “Dan, I didn't write that
letter. I sent it to the Villager, and it was misaddressed.”
He said, “I knew that.” There was no question that he would ever
think I would betray him. That really made the difference to
me. He said, “I knew that. I thought that probably somebody
used your stationery and sent it out but that it wasn't
you.” That kind of feeling of friendship made all the difference
in the world.
On the other hand, I called Mary Nichols, and Mary is much
more conspiratorial, and my opening line is: “Mary, you've read
the Voice? I didn't write the letter.” She said, “Ohhh, I'd
better start calling people.” She had already started calling
people telling them how miserable I am, but with good humor,
you know. So that's the story. I have never felt so embarrassed.
You may not think that that is the most important item, but the
betrayal of people is something that I just can't ever forgive,
because I've been betrayed a number of times and I never forget
it. I just keep it in my mind consciously or unconsciously forever.
End of story.
I want to make sure that you spoke correctly in one place.
When you wrote the second letter, was that also to the Voice or
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