Afternoon on Pine Mountain

Bad weather had held up the plane which brought the President's daily mail from Washington, so it was late that morning before Mr. Roosevelt got down to work. His secretary suggested that he might want to have lunch first, but the President said no; he had a busy afternoon ahead, he would start right in.

He sat beside the fireplace in the cozy, cluttered living room of the cottage at Warm Springs—the Little White House—while his secretary, stooped, lanky William Hassett, helped him sort through the mail. At one end of the room...

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