Epigraph: But it is easier to deal with the real possessor of a thing than with the temporary guardian of it. - Thorau.
The room in which I found myself was very large and lofty. - Poe.
When we moved into this new residence, we formally christened the place 'Waldmere,' - literally, but not so euphoniously, 'Waldammeer,' 'Woods-by-the-Sea,' - for I preferred to give this native child of my own conception an American name of my own creation. - P.T. Barnum.