Excerpt from The Black Stone
Taste in various styles of which he knew little and cared less. He realized with a sigh that for all their magnificence, they were houses merely and in no sense homes. For how could a fellow have more than one home? And yet there they were, in all their superﬂuous splendor, the Fifth Ave nue house, the Long Island palace, the Tuxedo cottage (of forty rooms), the Newport villa (copied from the Petit Trianon), the Adirondack camp (ten houses in all), and the Island in the St. Lawrence - to say nothing of fishing.
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