"Big, wide rooms with fine white matting on the floors, and many comfortable willow chairs and couches, with cushions of faded but fine texture. . .
Long, sheer curtains at the windows, floating in the breeze . . . .
[And lunch will be] fried fish and hot biscuits and a tomato and cucumber salad for the main course, and iced coffee for the drink, and sponge cake and strawberries and cream."
--Grace Livingston Hill, The Strange Proposal