Shortly after arriving in New York, Set is brought for a walk around Central Park by Vincent Finnegan and John Haltigan.
The route is the same one followed years earlier by the publishers of Ulysses, Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. Cerf described how their partnership in business was sealed:
“Donald and I went around Central Park, over Fifth Avenue up to 110th Street, over to Central Park West and down 59th Street just talking. And when we finished that walk, we were friends for life, even though I was four years older than Donald, out of college and down in Wall Street.”
At Random by Bennett Cerf