1899. American poet and writer of books for girls, Adeline Dutton (Train) Whitney, whose theme was that a woman's happiest place was in the home. Of course, that home was always well off and occupied by good people wanting to do the right thing. Square Pegs begins: A common kitchen garden and small orchard plantation ran down from before the back stoop to the rough fence that shut off a bit of meadow. Beyond the meadow strip, hidden under low, weedy banks, where alders grew and blackbirds nested in the tangled coverts, scampered a bright little brook, making its own music all the time, accompanied in the day by the whistle and chirr of the restless winged creatures, and all night long by the booming and shrilling of the frogs.