would be taken from it and a note left on
the seat saying to call at the house for
whatever was missing.
When Henry Ford was accumulating real estate in Sudbury in
conjunction with his Wayside Inn project, he bought a piece of
land on Nobscott next to ours. My father wrote him, saying that
he could have our acreage for two Lincolns and a Ford. Henry never
replied and probably never saw the letter. His agents had
no interest in any land acquisition that did not involve a sub-
stantial commission for themselves; consequently nothing ever came
of the offer. Then, a few years later, the Boy Scouts estab-lished a
camp on Nobscott. As some of their land abutted ours, we decided
to present them with the controversial parcel and
thus solve the problem once and for all.