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-- who was very much on my side in this matter and occasionally sent me a nice
compliment, etc., entirely extra-curricular. But I rarely, if ever, got any kind of note like
that -- maybe, but I don't remember it -- from Punch, as the publisher of the Times. But I
did get an awful lot of approving mail and also, of course, an awful lot of disapproving mail,
How much mail would you get over an article like that?
Gee, it's impossible for me to say at this time --
Hundreds of letters?
-- no, but I certainly would get quite a lot of letters. But, at this distance, I wouldn't
try to estimate in numbers. I really wouldn't. It would be a wild guess, and it seems to me,
at this distance, that I probably got more vitriolic, anti- letters from outraged readers than
I got warmly enthusiastic, praising letters from readers who strongly supported my view.
But you know, of course, one particularly remembers the vitriolic anti- letters, but I can't
truthfully tell you I got more of one than the other. But I got plenty of mail on these pieces.
I guess I probably, among the newspapers of general circulation, like the Times and the
non-specialized publications, I think maybe I was one of the more outspoken and two-fisted
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