While visiting a wealthy friend in the country one day, Wolcott Gibbs was shown around the man's tennis courts, swimming pools, stables and other amenities. Finally, returning to the house, he was shown a magnificent elm tree growing just outside the library window. "That tree stood for years on top of the hill," his host proudly declared. "I had it moved down so that on pleasant mornings I can do my work in its shade." "That just goes to show," Gibbs drily replied, "what God could do if he had the money."