The Literature Factory

Literature Factory  (1913) 
by Ellis Parker Butler

Extracted from Century magazine, 1913, "In Lighter Vein," p. 638.


By Ellis Parker Butler

Department of
Corrections and Repairs.

April 30, 1913.

The Century Magazine, New York.

Dear Sir

Regarding your memo, of yesterday in regard to the 1913 model story recently purchased by you from this company, would say we cannot understand why you have found so many repairs necessary.

While we only guarantee our product for one year from date of purchase, all goods are examined before shipment, and should reach you in good condition, and stand any ordinary wear and tear for twelve months. We cannot understand your complaint. Is it not possible you have allowed sand to get in the gear-box of the story?

However, we are shipping you by this same, mail material to replace the unsatisfactory parts, Nos. 13 and 14, and trust that, with these in place, the purchase will give you good satisfaction. In case of any further trouble please address this department.

Yours very truly,
E. P. Butler Literature Factory,

Per E. P. B.

E. P. B./E. P. B.

In answering this communication please refer to Correction No. Q87564.

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