Although Karl King usually typed his correspondence, this letter to his good friend Henry Killinger was hand written because Karl's arm was in a sling following a musical accident at a rehearsal. Karl would always indicate or give the accents to his bass drummer and cymbal player. One day this procedure, accompanied by a foot stomp, resulted in his falling off the podium and breaking his wrist. He went to the hospital and returned to the rehearsal with his arm in a sling. He jokingly admonished his cymbal player for missing the beat and causing the accident.
The letter above and the following letters accompanied payments on the $1000 loan from Henry Killinger which allowed Karl King to start his publishing company.
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