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|Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh|
(28 October 1888)
... no fear for me, nor for yourself either.
Indeed, I was horribly worried about you, for if Gauguin had
not come to the same conclusion about it, I should have caused
you pretty heavy expenses for nothing. But Gauguin is
astonishing as a man, he does not let himself get out of hand,
and he will wait here very quietly, working hard, for the right
moment to take a great step forward. He needs rest as much as I
do. With the money he has just earned, he certainly could have
treated himself to a rest cure in Brittany just as well, but
as things are now, he is sure of being able to wait without
getting fatally into debt once more. Together we
shall not spend more than 250 fr. a month. And we shall spend
much less on paint, since we are going to make it
ourselves. So on your part, don't be uneasy about us, and have
a breathing spell too, you need it badly.
On my part I just want to tell you that I ask only to go on
at an average rate of 150 a month (and the same...
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