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Upstairs. When the President awakens in his four-poster mahogany bed, his eyes may travel out over the verdure of the White House park to the massy shaft of the Washington monument, which gleams pink at sunrise. If he goes to his south window and peers to the right, he may also see a corner of the State, War & Navy Building. In his room is the bed that was built for Abraham Lincoln, so huge (6½ ft. by 9 ft.) that four Roosevelt children could be comfortably tucked away in it crosswise.

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