The very respectable Miss Curie,
Please don’t laugh at me for writing to you, even though I don’t have any logical words to say. But I’m outraged by what people are saying about you that they don’t care right now. I have to calm these feelings somehow. I am convinced that you hate these rumors about you, both to reduce your respect for you and to satisfy your sensational lust. I have to express my admiration for your intelligence, your motives, your honesty, and I feel lucky to have had the chance to meet you in person in Brussels. Anyone who is not among these reptiles will certainly be happy. As before, it is gratifying that there are still real personalities among us that I have the privilege of being in touch with, like you and Langevin. If these rumors continue to engage you, please do not read this nonsense. Instead, leave it to the reptile who sparked these rumors.