Mr. Beer Writes a Romance of Bad Manners

The Story. When the self-important little excursion boats used to go puffing up and down the Hudson, back in the '60s, the hawkers there on used to sell descriptive pamphlets containing the item that on the river bank at Dobbs Ferry stands "the ele gant and commodious residence of Charles O. Gaar— the mansion sur rounded by 14 acres of beautifully decorated grounds and containing four bathrooms." As a result, during one battling week at boarding school, Gaar's...

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