Gouverneur Morris (1876-1953) was the author of Aladdin O'Brien (1902), The Pagan's Progress (1904), The Footprint (1908), The Spread Eagle and Other Stories (1910), We Three (1913), The Penalty (1913), If You Touch Them They Vanish (1913), The Incandescent Lily (1914), and Keeping the Peace (1924). "In his extreme youth the adulation of all with whom he came in contact was not a cross to Fitzhugh Williams. It was the fear of expatriation that darkened his soul. From the age of five to the age of fourteen he was dragged about Europe by the hair of his head. I use his own subsequent expression."