Thursday, May 22, 2014


"On the death of Mr. Luxmore, I sought oblivion in the details of business.   I believe I have mentioned that seven mansions, besides this, formed part of Mr. Luxmore’s property:  I have found them seven white elephants.  The greed of tenants, the dishonesty of solicitors, and the incapacity that sits on the bench, have combined together to make these houses the burden of my life."

Robert Louis Stevenson:  Narrative Of The Spirited Old Lady, from More New Arabian Nights, New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1905.


The Mrs. Charles B. Alexander residence in Tuxedo Park, NY. (Land of 1,000 white elephants) 

Cannibal and the Headhunters: Land of 1,000 Dances (Link).

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