LT 1 - To Louise Magdelaine.

April 4, 1877

This first "letter" owes its inspiration to Pauline, who was guiding the little child's hand. 

Dear little Louise,

I don't know you, but I love you very much just the same. Pauline told me to write you; she is holding me on her knees be­cause I don't know how to hold a pen. She wants me to tell you that I'm a lazy little girl, but this isn't true because I work all day long playing tricks on my poor little sisters. So I'm a little rascal who is always laughing. Adieu, little Louise. I'm sending you a big kiss. Kiss the Visitation for me, that is, Sister Marie Aolysia and Sister Louise de Bonzague, for I don't know anyone else.


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