Friday the thirteenth
And beneath in one column:
Terrible tragedy in Virginia
The richest man in
the state, Thomas Reinhart, multi-millionaire,
temporarily insane from the loss of his wife and daughter, and of his
enormous fortune, which was shattered in to-day’s awful panic, cut his
throat. His death was instantaneous.
In another column:
Robert Brownley creates
the most awful panic in history,
wreck and ruin throughout the civilised world.
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The following are fac-similes of a few of the letters received by the author during the serial publication of “Friday, the Thirteenth."
the PAULIST fathers
2158 Pine street
San Francisco, Ca
21 October 1906
My Dear Mr. Dawson
Kindly allow one of your countless admirers to express his extreme gratification with the announcement that you will add fiction to your distinguished literary achievements. Your gifts as a writer are so wonderful and fascinating that I look forward eagerly to your work in this new field—and I pray God to prosper you in all good.
John Marus Haudly
70 Kirkland St., Cambridge Dec. 26, 1906.
Mr. T. W. Lawson,
My Dear Sir: Allow me to congratulate you on your last move and on your story, “Friday, the Thirteenth”.
It is the best yet, not merely as a story but as an eye opener. I can begin to see daylight in spots, where it looks like a remedy and a real one. I can’t see how you will work it; but I think I do get a hint, and it holds me tightly.