George Barr McCutcheon — American Novelist born on December 30, 1886,

George Barr McCutcheon was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works include the series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, and the novel Brewster's Millions, which was adapted into a play and several films... (wikipedia)

He was imposing, even in his pensiveness.
In course of time my first novel appeared. It was a love story.
It was a bright, clear afternoon in the late fall that pretty Miss Cable drove up in her trap and waited at the curb for her father to come forth from his office in one of Chicago's tallest buildings.