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1899. American novelist and banker, Westcott is known for his popular novel, David Harum (published posthumously), which concerns a shrewd, humorous country banker. The novel begins: David poured half of his second cup of tea into his saucer to lower its temperature to the drinking point, and helped himself to a second cut of ham and a third egg. Whatever was on his mind to have kept him unusually silent during the evening meal, and to cause certain wrinkles in his forehead suggestive of perplexity or misgiving, had not impaired his appetite. David was what he called a good feeder.