HOME PLAYS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE 9
The Eastern Dome
Having now your bricks, boxes, arches, steps, and rounds, you may begin to block out your building. Quite soon you will begin to find that everything is too rectilinear. Even the arches and the rounds and the pillars and the pill-boxes cannot satisfy your desire for curves. This is the moment when you will begin to look about you for domes. And the domes, on the instant of their imposition in your building, will call out for minarets. It is then that you will wander about the house seeking eagerly for things that are like other things.
One day when I had got thus far with my building I saw that I needed to add a hint of the gorgeous East to the fort, and I perceived that what-was wanted was a domeódomes.
So I fetched some brass finger-bowls and basins off the sideboard in the dining-room and inverted one on the chief