First, I would like to thank my husband, Steve, and my son, Austin, for their continuous love and support as I worked on this thesis and towards the completion of the Master of Landscape Architecture degree.
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This remark was addressed to me one evening last summer on the veran- da of the Cohgress-Water Hotel at Saratoga. The sentence was pointed at its close by a very decided brush- ing of the ashes from a cigar which had the unmistakable aroma of high price and direct importation about it.
The finger which precipitated the hot, ashy meteor to the gravel-walk below gleamed for a moment ia the light of what with us ordinary mortals would be termed two extravagances: The speaker had his heels exalted to the top bar of the railing, and his silk hat thrust arear at such a perilous angle with his capacious occi- put, that, as he leaned back in his arm- chair, the pose of his whole form came very near presenting, in the uncertain light of that summer evening, the ad- mired semi-spiral line of sculpture.
When he took his cigar from his mouth his hat became invisible in the corner of the veranda.
Then it was that the indescribable something of acknowl- edged authority in his tone and manner, and in the independent elevation of his feet and legs, suggested a Western justice of the peace in full court.
But no justice of the peace, I take it, ever wore so gorgeous a solitaire diamond ring. As this glittered in the light of his cigar, or was eclipsed in the clouds of fragrant smoke, you might have taken him for a shoddy contrac- tor come to the Springs to marry his daughters, or you might, perhaps, have taken him for a first-class sporting gen- tleman come merely to drink the wa- ters and establish a faro-bank.
In- deed, there is no end of surmises you might have made, if it had not been generally known that he was the great patent-medicine man, a millionnaire whose name has been so married to the board fences of our land that one has come to suggest the other.
He had been nearly a week at Sara- toga, and the hopeless tedium and lonesomeness of a crowded hotel had begun to work upon him. I know not what else could have made him so confidentially communicative to me that evening; nor can I remember the con- versational stages leading to the re- mark quoted at the beginning of this paper.
It was not till then that the reportorial instinct of taking notes of his observations asserted itself in me. I think the first expression of interest I discovered in his brown face and black eyes, for three whole days, was when he saw that his story seemed attractive to me.
You ye noticed my wife? Yes, I had; it would have been hard not to have noticed her, as she came down to breakfast of a morn- ing in the same diamonds which she had worn at the hop the previous evening. There was a certain deter- mination about her walk, and about the plumpness of her form, even.
Well, sir, he continued, I 11 give you an introduction to my wife to- morrow. She s up stairs at the hop there.
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