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"Well, sir," Trotter went on, "we walks the four miles
out, through a virgin conservatory of palms and ferns and
other roof-garden products, to the president's summer
White Iouse. It was blue, and reminded you of what you
see on the stage in the third act, which they describe as
same as the first' on the programs.
"There was more than fifty people waiting outside the
iron fence that surrounded the house and grounds. There
was generals and agitators and 6pergnes in gold-laced
uniforms, and citizens in diamonds and Panama hats -
all waiting to get an audience with the Royal Five-Card
Draw. And in a kind of a summer-house in front of the
mansion we could see a burnt-sienna man eating breakfast
out of gold dishes and taking his time. I judged that the
crowd outside had come out for their morning orders and
requests, and was afraid to intrude.
"But C. Wainwright wasn't. The gate was open, and
he walked inside and up to the president's table as con-
fident as a man who knows the head waiter in a fifteen-
cent restaurant. And I went with him, because I had
only seventy-five cents, and there was nothing else to
"The Gomez man rises from his chair, and looks, colored
man as he was, likli he he was about to call out for corporal of
the guard, post number one. But Wainwright says some
phrases to him in a peculiarly lubricating manner; and
the first thing you know we was all three of us seated at
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