16 December, 1928
A preliminary greeting from this far off beautiful, snowbound
land of Canada where my visit has been more like a homecoming to our own people
than the visit of a wandering Minstrel. The heart of Canadian is as warm as the
climate is cold.
From your loving,
15 December, 1928.
The accompanying little volume is sent to you by a dear and gifted old Canadian scholar who is the Arch-deacon of Quebec. He, his wife, and all his pastoral population have a deep regard and admiration for you and your teaching. As indeed I find universally wherever I go even in the remote hamlets of the United States and Canada. Wherever they hear that I know you, my value goes up a hundredfold apparently and instantly! Well, will you please send the Arch-deacon a message of thanks in your own handwriting? He is one of the rare, simple, spiritual people who keep the faith of a child in the midst of the world's disbelief.