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TheProjectGutenbergEBookofParadiseGarden,byGeorgeGibbs ThiseBookisfortheuseofanyoneanywhereatnocostandwith almostnorestrictionswhatsoever Youmaycopyit,giveitawayor re-useitunderthetermsoftheProjectGutenbergLicenseincluded withthiseBookoronlineatwww.gutenberg.net Title:ParadiseGarden TheSatiricalNarrativeofaGreatExperiment Author:GeorgeGibbs ReleaseDate:April6,2005[EBook#15570] Language:English ***STARTOFTHISPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOKPARADISEGARDEN*** ProducedbyJulietSutherlandandtheOnlineDistributedProofreading Team PARADISEGARDEN THESATIRICALNARRATIVE OFAGREATEXPERIMENT BY GEORGEGIBBS AUTHOROFTHEYELLOWDOVE,ETC Ihaveconsideredwellhislossoftime Andhowhecannotbeaperfectman Notbeingtriedandtutoredinthe world —TWOGENTLEMENOF VERONA ILLUSTRATEDBYWILLIAMA HOTTINGER GROSSET&DUNLAP PUBLISHERSNEWYORK PrintedintheUnitedStatesofAmerica "'Love!'hesneered 'Ithoughtyou'dsaythat.'" "'Love!'hesneered 'Ithoughtyou'dsaythat.'" CONTENTS I THEGREATEXPERIMENT II JERRY III JERRYGROWS IV ENTEREVE V THEMINXRETURNS VI THECABIN VII JACKBALLARDTAKESCHARGE VIII JERRYEMERGES IX FOOT-WORK X MARCIA XI THESIREN XII INTRODUCINGJIMROBINSON XIII UNA XIV JERRYGOESINTOTRAINING XV THEUNKNOWNUNMASKED XVI THEFIGHT XVII MARCIARECANTS XVIII TWOEMBASSIES XIX THEPATHINTHEWOODS XX REVOLT XXI JERRYASKSQUESTIONS XXII THECHIPMUNK XXIII THEENEMY'SCOUNTRY XXIV FEETOFCLAY XXV THEMYSTERYDEEPENS XXVI DRYADANDSATYR XXVII REVELATIONS LISTOFILLUSTRATIONS "'Love!'hesneered 'Ithoughtyou'dsaythat.'" "IntheeveningssometimesIreadwhileJerrywhittled" "ThisthenwasJerry'shouse-party—!" "'Havepity,Jerry,'shewhimpered" PARADISEGARDEN CHAPTERI THEGREATEXPERIMENT It might be better if Jerry Benham wrote his own memoir, for no matter how veracious,thishistorymustbemoreorlesscoloredbythepointofviewofone irrevocably committed to an ideal, a point of view which Jerry at least would insist was warped by scholarship and stodgy by habit But Jerry, of course, would not write it and couldn't if he would, for no man, unless lacking in sensibility,canwriteatrueautobiography,andleastofallcouldJerrydoit To commithimtosuchataskwouldbemuchlikeaskinganartisttopainthimself into his own landscape Jerry could have painted nothing but impressions of externals,leavingoutperforcetheportraitofhimselfwhichistheonlythingthat matters So I, Roger Canby, bookworm, pedagogue and student of philosophy, nowrecitethehistoryoftheGreatExperimentandwhatcameofit It is said that Solomon and Job have best spoken of the misery of man, the formerthemostfortunate,thelatterthemostunfortunateofcreatures Andyetit seemsstrangetomethatJohnBenham,themillionaire,Jerry'sfather,cynicand misogynist,andRogerCanby,bookwormandpauper,shouldeachhavearrived, throughdifferentmentalprocesses,atthesameidealandphilosophyoflife We bothdislikedwomen,notonlydislikedbutfearedanddistrustedthem,seeingin thechangedsocialorderamenacetothepeaceoftheStateandthehome The difference between us was merely one of condition; for while I kept my philosophy secret, being by nature reticent and unassertive, John Benham had boththemeansandthecouragetoputhisidealismintopractice Lifeseldommakesrapidadjustmentstoprovideforitsmistakes,andsurelyonly the happiest kind of accident could have thrown me into the breach when old JohnBenhamdied,forItakelittlecredittomyselfinsayingthattherearefew personswhocouldhavefittedsoadmirablyintoadifficultsituation Curiously enough this happy accident had come from the most unexpected source IhadtriedandfailedatmanythingssinceleavingtheUniversity Ihad correctedproofsinapublishingoffice,Ihadpreparedbackwardyouthsfortheir exams,andafterattemptinglifeinabroker'sofficedowntown,forwhichIwas aslittlefittedasIshouldhavebeenfortheconquestofthePolarregions,Ifound myselfonefinemorningdowntomylastfewdollars,walkingthestreetswithan imminent prospect of speedy starvation The fact of death, as an alternative to the apparently actual, did not disconcert me I shouldn't have minded dying in the least, were it not for the fact that I had hoped before that event to have expoundedformodernconsumptioncertaintheoriesofmineuponthedialectics ofHegel AsmymoneydwindledIwasreducedtoquitenecessaryeconomies, andwhilenotwhatmaybecalledaheavyeater,Iamwillingtoadmitthatthere were times when I felt distinctly empty Curiously enough, my philosophy did little to relieve me of that physical condition, for as someone has said, "Philosophyisagoodhorseinthestable,butanarrantjadeonajourney." Butitseemsthatthejourneyingofmyjadewasnearitsending Foruponthis morning,fortunethrewmeintothewayofafellowwhohadbeeninmyclassat theUniversity,whowastobemydeusexmachina Notwopersonsintheworld couldhavebeenmoredissimilarthan"Jack"BallardandI,andyet,perhapsfor thatreason,therehadalwaysbeenakindofaffinitybetweenus Hewasoneof thewealthiestmeninmyclassandwasnow,ashegleefullyinformedme,busily engaged clippingcouponsinhis father'soffice, "with officehours from twoto threesomeThursdays."Ofcourse,thatwashisideaofajoke,foritseemsquite obviousthatapersonwhogavesolittletimetohisbusinesshadbetterhavekept nohoursatall Hegreetedmewarmlyandledmeintohisclub,whichhappened tobenearby,whereoverthelunchtablehefinallysucceededinelicitingthefact thatIwasdowntomylastdollarwithprospectsfarfromencouraging "GoodoldPope!"hecried,clappingmeontheback "Pope"wasmypseudonym attheUniversity,conferredinajocularmomentbyBallardhimselfonaccount of a fancied resemblance to Urban the Eighth "Just the man! Wonder why I didn'tthinkofyoubefore!"AndwhileIwonderedwhathewascomingat,"How would,youliketomakeaneatfivethousandayear?" Ilaughedhimoff,notsurethatthiswasn'tasampleoftheBallardhumor "Anything,"Isaid,tryingtosmile,"shortofmurder—" "Oh, I am not joking!" he went on with an encouraging flash of seriousness "Fivethousandayearcool,andnoexpenses—livin'onthefatoftheland,with nothin'todobut—" Hebrokeoffsuddenlyandgraspedmebythearm "Did you ever hear of old John Benham, the multi-millionaire?" he asked I candle I not love her, nor ever could again, and yet I would marry her tomorrowifshewouldhaveme Iwroteheragainyesterday,andI'mgoingtotry toseeherinNewYork ButI'llfail Myfacewouldalwaysbeareproachtoher Iknow Sheislikethat—bitter Idon'tknowthatIcanblameher." Itwaslongpastmidnight Jerrywenttobed ButIsatobliviousofthepassing hours,wideawake,somber,mygazefixeduponthesquareofthewindowwhich turnedfrommoonlighttodarkandthenatlastshimmeredwiththeduskofthe dawn CHAPTERXXVII REVELATIONS ItwasatJerry'srequestthatIstayedonatHorshamManor,workingasIcould uponmybook,andnowIthinkwithanewknowledgeofthemeaningoflifeasI had learned it through Jerry's failure I discovered comfort in the words of St Paul, and prayed that out of spiritual death the seed of a new life might germinate Jerry had told me nothing on leaving the Manor of his plans or purposes, and I made no move to seek him out, aware of a new confidence growing in me that wherever Jerry was, whatever he was doing, no new harm wouldcometohim Hehadfoundhimselfatlast UpontheoccasionofmyinfrequentvisitstothecityIdidmyselfthehonorof callingatthehouseinWashingtonSquare,whereImadetheacquaintanceofa fairmajorityofthefeminineHabbertonfamily,enjoyinglongchatswithUnain whichthebondsofourfriendshipwerestillmorefirmlycemented Shetoldme muchofherworkandofcoursewespokeofJerry,butifshehadanynewsof him she gave no sign of it, and I always left the house no wiser as to his occupationorwhereaboutsthanwhenIhadenteredit Butintheearlydaysof thefollowingautumnsomethinginhermanner,Icannottellwhat,perhapsthe very quality of her content, advised me that she was in some sort of communicationwithJerryandthatshewasnolongerborrowingtroubleinhis behalf AsImademywaybacktotheManorinthetrainnextday,Ifoundthe conviction growing in my mind that Jerry must be somewhere in New York Una'sorbithadnotchanged CoulditbethatJerry'swasadaptingitselftohers? Jack Ballard had told me that Jerry had not been seen at the office and that Ballard,Senior,hadwashedhishandsofhimindespair,buthadagreedtohave large amounts deposited at stated intervals in the bank Of course this proved nothing,forJerrymighthavebeenusinghisbankforaforwardingaddress,but the little I knew fitted surprisingly well with my own guesses as to Jerry's destiny Perhapsthewishwasfathertothethought Atanyrate,Ireturnedtothe Manorandresumedmyworkwithasingularlytranquilmind,awareforthefirst timeinmonthsofaquietexhilarationwhichmadethemerefactofexistencea delight PerhapsafterallI—myphilosophy—Jerry—werestilltobevindicated! It was not until the following summer that I learned the truth An item in the eveningpapercaughtmyeye Ittoldofthewonderfulboys'clubthatwasbeing erected in Blank Street, by an unknown philanthropist The building was six storiesinheight,coveringhalfablock,andwastocontainalargegymnasium,a marble swimming pool, an auditorium, school-rooms, drill hall for the Boy Scoutorganization,clubrooms,billiardandpooltables,andsleepingquartersfor a small army The story was written in the form of an interview with the representative of the philanthropist, a Mr John V Gillespie, who was seeing personallytoeverydetailoftheplanningandconstruction Theboys'clubhad already been in existence for a year, occupying hired quarters, also under the supervision and control of the aforesaid Gillespie, who, it seemed, had the destinies of the young males of the district in which the building was situated, already in the hollow of his hand The unknown philanthropist was Jerry, of course Ireadbetweenthelines,themarblepoolwhichUnahadenviedus,the gymnasium, with "ropes to pull." Jerry and Una had frequently discussed the furtherneedsofthedistrictandtheprospectiveboys'club,Iknew,wasoneof herhobbiesandhis AsmaybeimaginednotmanyhourselapsedbeforeImadeapilgrimagetothe city and visitedthewonderfulnew structure, already under roof, whichwasto housetheheirsofJerry'smunificence Itwasoftrulysplendidproportionsand already gave roughly the shape of its different rooms, which in point of dimensionsleftnothingtobedesired Theoperationwould,Ishouldthink,make short work of a million dollars and, with its endowment, two million perhaps! Jerrywasbeginningwell I inquired of the superintendent for Mr Gillespie and was informed that that gentleman could probably be found at the temporary building in the adjoining street Thither, therefore, I went, sure that after so great a lapse of time Jerry mustpardonmyinterestandintrusion IwasnotsurprisedtodiscoverthatMr John V Gillespie was no less a person than Jerry himself, who was at the moment of my arrival busily engaged with a Scoutmaster, helping to teach the setting-upexercises Islippedintotheroomunobtrusively,aplaceattherearof the building—a dance hall it had once been, as I afterwards learned—and patched the youngsters going through their drill Jerry walked around among them, with a word here, a touch on a shoulder there, while the boys struggled manfullyforperfection Jerrywassointerestedthathewouldnothaveseenme hadInotrisenashepassedmywayandofferedmyhand "Roger!ByGeorge!" Heclappedhisarmsaroundmeatonceandgavemeabearhug "Good old Dry-as-dust!" he cried, "I was wondering how soon you'd find me out." "You'renotangry?" "Bless your heart! I've been thinking of writing you about everything, but I wantedtowaituntilthingswerealittlefurtheralong." "ButJerry—" "Mum'stheword,"hewhispered "That'snotmynamedownhere." "Yes,Iknow,"Ismiled "I'veseenitinthepapers." "Oh! You saw that? And guessed?" he grinned Then gave some word to the Scoutmaster and ledme tohisoffice—asmallroom besidetheentranceatthe front of the building—and closed the door In this better light I had the opportunitytoexaminehimatmyleisurewhilehetalked Hewasalittlethinner in face and body, but not spare or lean There were no shadows in his eyes, whichwerefinelylightedbyhisnewenthusiasm Thenewfirehadburnedout theold Hewassplendidwithhappiness "Oh! You've no idea of the fun I'm getting out of the thing, Roger It's simply great! These boys are fine to work with They only need a chance I've got severalhundredof'emlinedupalready,allnationalitiesreadyforthemeltingpot—Jews,Italians,Irish,allreligions I'vegotthefamilieslinedup,too,beento see'emallpersonally Roughlot,someof'em—anddirty!Why,Roger,Inever knewtherewassomuchfilthinalltheworld I'mstartingtocleanuptheboys, insideandout,gettingthemjobsandkeepingtheidleonesoffthestreets Oh! It'sgoingtotaketime,butwe'regoingtogetthereintheend You'veseenthe newbuilding?Isn'titacorker?Ihaven'tbeenidle,haveI?" "Buthowonearth,"Iasked,"haveyoumanagedtopreserveyouranonymity?" "Oh, I keep pretty dark I don't go uptown at all I made a visit one night to BallardSeniorandmadeacleanbreastofthingsandatlasthegavein Yousee hehadgivenmeupasanofficepossibility Inthreeyears,youknow,I'llcomein —to all the money In the meanwhile we've fixed things up to provide for our immediateneedsdownhere." "Ours?" I queried with a smile He colored ever so slightly but went on unperturbed "Yes,youknowUna'shelpingme Icouldn'thavedoneathingwithoutUna Her experienceindealingwiththesepeoplehasbeensimplyinvaluable Ithought—" hestoppedtolaugh—"IthoughtthatallIhadtodowasjusttospendthemoney and everything would work out all right I made a lot of mistakes with these familiesatfirst,didalotofharminaway,offendingtheproudones,spoilingthe weakonesandallthat,butI'velearnedalotsinceI'vebeendownhere We've devisedaplan—ascientificone It'sreallybeautifulhowitworks We'regoing to make these boys all self-supporting and give 'em an education at the same time:manualtraining,industrialartandscienceandalltherestofit Here!you mustgooverthebuildingwithme I'vegotjusthalfanhour." Hesnatcheduphiscapandwewentaroundthecorner,goingoverthebuilding from cellar to roof, Jerry explaining breathlessly and I listening, wondering whether to be most astonished at the extraordinary change in his mode of thought or at the initiative which could have planned and executed so great a project HespokeofUnaconstantly,"Unawantedthis,"or"Unasuggestedthat," or"Wehadanawfulrowoverthelocationofthisthing,butUnawasright."And thenasanafterthought,"Butthen,shealmostalwaysis." Hewantedtogiveherallthecredit,yousee,andIthinkshemusthavedeserved a great deal, but I saw in the newborn Jerry enough to convince me of his strength,intelligenceandforce Allhispersonality—andIhadlongknownthat hehadone—hadbeenpouredintothisfinepracticalworkwhichateveryturn boretheimpressofaman'sforce,plusawoman'sintelligence Tothegodfromthemachine(forassuch,inspiteofmanyungodlikeillusions,I stillcontinuedtoregardmyself)itseemedtomethatallwasgoingbeautifully towardtheconsummationofmyheart'sfondestdesire Anditwasnotuntilthe followingevening,whenJerryatlastmanagedtofindachancetohavealong talkwithme,thatIlearnedthetruth ItwasahotnightinJune Wehadclimbedtotheroofofthenewbuildingfora breath of air, forsaking Jerry's small bedroom in the temporary quarters of the club where we had both been perspiring profusely We sat upon the parapet smokingandtalkingofJerry'splansand,sinceUnaandtheplansseemedtobea partofeachother,ofUna "Iseeherconstantly,Roger,"hesaidjoyously "Wehaveregularmeetingsthree timesaweek,sometimesattheMission—andsometimesattheclub,andwhen there isn't enough daytime—up in Washington Square She has a wonderful mindfordetail—carrieseverythinginherhead—figures,everything." "Andyou'rehappy?"Iasked "Needyouask?"helaughed "I'veneverknownwhatlifewasbefore It'sgreat just to live and see things, good, useful things grow under your very eyes, so personalwhenyou'veplanned'emyourself." "AndUna?" "Oh,she'shappytoo Butthenshe'salwayshappy,alwayswas It'shernature I sometimes think she works a little too hard for her strength, but she never complains."HepausedandlookeddownthesidestreettowheretheEastRiver gleamedpalelyinthedusknight "Youknow,Roger,Isometimeswishthatshe wouldcomplain Shejustgoesalong,quietlyplanning—doing,withoutanyfuss, accomplishing things where I fume and fret and get angry She puts me to shame She's a wonder—an angel, Roger." He smiled "And yet she's human enough,alwayspokingfunatafellow,youknow I'mnomatchforher;Inever wasorwillbe."Hegrewquietandneitherofusspokeforalongwhile Wefelt thelifeoftheCitystirringunderus,butoverheadwerethestars,thesamestars that above the peace of Horsham Manor, where in the old days we had dreamedourdreams "Youcareforher?"Iventuredsoftlyatlast Hedidnotspeakatonce Hisgazewasafar "Careforher?"hemurmuredafterawhile,"Godhelpme!Iloveherwithallthe bestofme,Roger Ialwayshavelovedher It'ssostrangetomenowthatInever knewitbefore—sostrangeandpitiful—nowwhenitistoolate." "Too late, boy?" I said with a smile "Life for you, for you both, is just beginning." "No,Roger;Iwouldgiveeverythingintheworldtobeabletogotoherandask hertomarryme ButIcan't—"hisvoicesankandbroke,"afterthat I'mabeast —unclean." He rose and took a pace away from me "We mustn't speak of that—again It makesmethinkofwhatIoweto—theother." "You owe her nothing She has refused you She doesn't care Her whole life avowsit Shehasforgotten Whyshouldn'tyou?" "I can't forget And I can't look in Una's eyes, Roger They're so clear, so trusting; she believes in me—utterly It's a mockery, to have her near me so muchandnotbeabletotellher—" "Tellher!"Ibrokeinashepaused,"Wastenotime Tellherthatyouloveher Don'tbeafool Shelovesyou Shealwayshas Iknowit." Heturnedquickly,caughtmebytheshouldersandpeeredcloselyintomyface "Youthinkso,Roger?Doyou?"hesaid "I'msureofit;fromtheveryfirst." Slowly his hands relaxed and he turned away "No—I—can't I would have to tellherall Ioweherthat Shewoulddespiseme." "Youmightatleastgiveherthatopportunity,"Isuggesteddryly "No," he said softly "I wouldn't dare It would make a terrible difference betweenus Icouldn't." And then his hand grasping my arm as he pushed me toward the stairway, "Neverspeakofthisagain,Roger—doyouhear?Never."Inoddedandsaidno more,forhehadsetmetothinkingdeeply,andIwalkedallthewayuptownto myhotelturningthematteroverinmymind,arriving,beforesleepcame,ata decision Inthemorningathalf-pastsevenIdaredtocallUnauponthetelephone Iknew her habits and she answered at once, agreeing to give me an hour before she went down town When I reached the Habberton house she was ready for the street,andwhenItoldherthatIhadsomethingofimportancetotalkabout,led thewayoverintothesquarewherewefoundadesertedbenchinashadyspot It was a joyous morning of flickering sunlight and a pleasant commotion of hurryingpeopleandmovingtrafficwasallaboutus,inthemidstofwhichwe seemed unusually isolated As I have related, there was a warm friendship betweenus ThegirlknewthathermissionattheManorduringJerry'sdarkest hourhadbeenanopenbooktome,butthefactthatIknewthatshehadfailedin ithadmadefornolossofpride Sheknewtoo,Iamsure,thatIwasawareofthe real nature of her feelings for Jerry, but my own interest in and affection for thembothhadgivenmeprivilegesinherfriendshippossessednotevenbyJerry himself Iwastednowords,thoughIchosetobecarefulinmyuseofthem Withsome deliberation,bornofthedifficultiesofthissecondembassy,ItoldherallthatI knew of Jerry's affair with Marcia Van Wyck, beginning with the parts of it which she knew, and leading by slow degrees to the moment when Jerry had abandoned his guests at the Manor and gone on his madman's quest of vengeance through the woods I recalled to her the state of his mind, the indubitable evidences of his innocence, and then told of Jerry's meeting with Marcia and Lloyd by the spring in the pine wood She sat, leaning slightly forward, her gaze on the sunlit arch, her finely-drawn profile clearly outlined againsttheshadowsofthebushes,sayingnothing,listeningasthoughtoatwicetoldtale Icouldnottellall,butsomethinginhercalmnessadvisedmethatshe hadalreadyguessed Therewasknowledgeinhereyes,notthehardknowledge oneseesintheeyesofthewomenofthestreets,butknowledgetemperedwith pity; wisdom tempered with charity for all sin, even for Jerry's She did not speak for a long while and by this token I think she wished me to take her understandingforgranted "Mr Canby," she said at last softly "I know something of the world, more, I think,inawaythanyoudo,andthemoreIlearn,thelessIaminclinedtojudge But of all the women in the world with whom I come in contact, the most dangerous,themostdifficulttohelp,isthehypocrite Whenawomanisweak one can pity When she is defiant one can even admire, but the hypocrite is beyond the pale She will fawn while her heart is untouched, she will assent whilehermindiseludingyou Andtheworsthypocriteistheonewhowearsthe maskofdecencyoverafilthymind Sheisdiseased,amoralleper—atlargeto contaminate Jerrywashelplessfromthefirst Oh,thepityofit!" "Itwasmyfault;mineistheblame,"Imutteredhoarsely "No," she said, gently putting her hand over mine "I would not have you relinquish your idyl even now Jerry is translated, but he is not changed It is curious—youwillthinkitstrange—butIcannotfinditinmyhearttojudgehim He has suffered much Perhaps, God knows, a man cannot grow to his full stature except through knowledge of evil! Jerry has grown He is a man—a man!" Hereyessparkledsoftlyandmyspiritsrose "Youcareforhim,Una?Youcanforgivehim?" "I—Icareforhim,"shemurmured "YouknowIhave,always." "Can you forgive him?" I repeated She remained silent and her gaze which soughtthedistantbuildingswastroubled ButIhadgonetoofartopausenow "Heworshipsyou,Una,"Iblurtedout "Hehastoldme Buthecannotspeak He isunclean,hesays Havepityonhim,Una Forgivehim,forgivehim—" She turned toward me, her slate-blue eyes brimming with moisture And then withoneofthosesuddentransitionsthatwerehergreatestmysteryandcharm, sheroseandwithaquicktouchofherfingerstomine,leftmeswiftlyandina momentwasgone Istoodamomentbewildered ThenIfingeredinmypocketforMissGore'snew address That remarkable woman would discern what Una's conduct meant Queercreatures,women!Butinteresting,strangelyinteresting EndoftheProjectGutenbergEBookofParadiseGarden,byGeorgeGibbs ***ENDOFTHISPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOKPARADISEGARDEN*** *****Thisfileshouldbenamed15570-h.htmor15570-h.zip***** Thisandallassociatedfilesofvariousformatswillbefoundin: http://www.gutenberg.net/1/5/5/7/15570/ ProducedbyJulietSutherlandandtheOnlineDistributedProofreading Team 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