Jane Addams to Elizabeth G. Jordan, May 20, 1907

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HULL-HOUSE,
335 SOUTH HALSTED STREET,
CHICAGO.

May 20, 1907.

My dear Miss Jordan:

If by fairy tales you mean imaginative stores which pleased one as a child, one of the first I remember with vividness is Andersen's "Ugly Duckling", and a story told throughout various ramifications of the family but never put into print, entitled "The Boy who had Three Gray Hairs that Turned into Steam Boats."

It is possible to make the story of St. Christopher very attractive to children and I have never known it to fail.

"Really truly" fairy stories actually involving the "little people" have always seemed to me most charming when told by the Irish. 

Faithfully yours,

Jane Addams [signed]

Miss Elizabeth Jordan,
Editor "Harper's Bazar",
New York City.

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