MANUSCRIPT: About 1879 (H 265), in pencil. It is signed "Thief -," and is written on a single sheet that has been folded as a note. It might possibly have been sent to her nephew Ned, who would have been seventeen or eighteen at the time, after he had been found helping himself to candy or a pie. There was a feeling of easy given-and-take between them as her letters to him show. One, written about the same time as the above, begins, "Dear Ned, You know that Pie you stole - well, this is that Pie's Brother..." (LL, 58).
PUBLICATION: SH (1914), 107.