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Will you do me a great favour? You know that edition of
Andersen's Stories of the Moon, translated by Dr. ten Kate,
which costs fifteen cents. Could you send me a copy when you
have an opportunity?
The box for The Hague in which I shall enclose the parcels I
mentioned will not leave till tomorrow. The one for Father will
not reach Etten in time, but send it as soon as you can.
Till now I have had no replies to the letters I have written
in response to advertisements, nor have I heard from Uncle
Vincent. I wrote to Mr. Obach, asking if he would give
references if required, and he answered me with a very kind
note. Well, boy, what can I do but continue on my way quietly,
looking to Him whom we think of when we say, “Who will
show us the right path?”
À Dieu, kind regards to our friends, always
Your loving brother, Vincent
At this time, Vincent was 22 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 2 February 1876 in Paris. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 053.
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