Dear Dr. Velikovsky:
Many thanks for your good long letter of the 8th. I was very glad to receive it and to have such good news from you. I am glad of the success that your books have had and I am sure that your future volumes, that are so eagerly expected, will not only be successful, but will convince many of the soundness of your revolutionary theories.
I always marvel at the scope of your erudition and at the vastness of your field of research; it always makes me conscious of my own ignorance, by contrast.
I feel this particularly in connection with your questions. In the last few years I have been occupied with the Bible and have not kept up to date with historical and philological studies. My answers will display my ignorance.
With my kind regards and best wishes,
Robert H. Pfeiffer