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"On Dec. 1, 1931, the morning after the lecture he dictated the preface [to The YMCA Government of China], but the night before after his lecture he told me all about Dora's new baby not being his. And afterward I felt that perhaps I had failed him because I advised him to hold on to her as long as he could for the sake of the two older children and it would not matter where the new little baby lived as long as it was with its mother. He said at the time that the father wanted possession of the child. Afterward I recalled my visit with Dora when she came to New York on a lecture trip due to her new book The Right to be Happy.
"She had remarked that 'when a woman marries a man twenty years older than herself, she soon finds herself practically a widow'. Bertie should have given her more babies."
[This file contains many letters between Blackwell and Brooks concerning her book The YMCA Government of China for which BR wrote a preface.]
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