Please be so kind as to tell the learned director of La Petite Revue that I am incapable of making a hemistiche such as this one: "Why, happy child...?"
It can only be; "Why, happy child...?"
As for the extraordinary word malabraise, I thank this good man for not having pushed himself to divination until writing Calabraise, but tell him that the Malabares or Malabarais are originally from the Malabar Coast. He will easily find this word shocking by looking at the map of India. All yours. C.B.
Correspondence II, 535.
Sale Sicklès Drouot June 27, 1995.