1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
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successfully to the main highway and disappeared as quickly         as he could.
   We started up the old road on foot, walked for nearly two   hours through a densely wooded area then stopped for lunch by     a clear mountain stream — it was all right to drink the water,   Uncle John said, because water purifies itself very quickly in the mountains. A mile beyond our lunch spot we paused for a few minutes on an eminence with a most extraordinary view of   Stratton Mountain, wooded and wild. Whoever would have dreamt, on that remote summer afternoon, that this isolated and nearly inaccessible peak would one day become a great ski development ?
   We pushed on towards Jamaica and arrived there about four o'clock in the afternoon, having explored an abandoned house      or two on the way. Uncle John's chauffeur was waiting to drive     us to Chesham in time for one of Aunt Katherine's formal dinners  where the ladies wore evening dresses and the men dinner jackets. I think she liked to imagine herself hostess on a great English country estate, for she was a confirmed anglophile and unbeliev-ably formal. This fetish all began when she was in her teens. One summer while staying on a dude ranch in the west she was     thrown from her horse and knocked unconscious. By the time     the ranch hands found her she was suffering a severe sunstroke.   So next summer her parents sent her to England where the sun   was dimmer and safer, and she fell in love with the country at     first sight, developed a British accent, wore British clothes, and after she was married collected British china and furniture and imported British servants. Her choice of automobile was na-   turally the Rolls Royce and Uncle John provided her with