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14 Rolling Stones
I speak of it. It's a clear case where Spelling Reform
ought to butt in and disenvowel it.'
"But the town looked fine from the bay when we sailed
in. It was white, with green ruching, and lace ruffles
on the skirt when the surf slashed up on the sand. It
looked as tropical and dolce far ultra as the pictures of
Lake Ronkonkoma in the brochure of the passenger de-
partment of the Long Island Railroad.
"We went through the quarantine and custom-house
indignities; and then O'Connor leads me to a 'dobe house
on a street called 'The Avenue of the Dolorous Butter-
flies of the Individual and Collective Saints.' Ten feet
wide it was, and knee-deep in alfalfa and cigar stumps.
"'Hooligan Alley,' says I, rechristening it.
""Twill be our headquarters,' says O'Connor. ' My
agent here, Don Fernando Pacheco, secured it for us.'
"So in that house O'Connor and me established the
revolutionary centre. In the front room we had osten-
sible things such as fruit, a guitar, and a table with a
conch shell on it. In the back room O'Connor had his
desk and a large looking-glass and his sword hid in a roll
of straw matting. We slept on hammocks that we hung
to hooks in the wall; and took our meals at the Hotel
Ingles, a beanery run on the American plan by a German
proprietor with Chinese cooking served t la Kansas City
"It seems that O'Connor really did have some sort of
system planned out beforehand. Hle wrote plenty of
letters; and every day or two some native gent would stroll
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Rolling Stones, book, 1912; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139359/m1/40/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.