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Flatts Village arose at the crossroads between Smith’s Parish and Hamilton Parish, and in the twentieth century would become the site of the public Aquarium, Natural History Museum, and Zoo, an institution that easily eclipsed Devil’s Hole. Flatts embraced a picturesque inlet through which the ocean fed Harrington Sound, a large saltwater lagoon. Water rushes in or out beneath the Flatts bridge at every change of tide. The mahogany tree encountered on the way to Devil’s Hole flourished not far from what Clemens’s notebook identified as the “Palatial front fence of Vice Consul.” This was a long and well-articulated stone wall that still guards the Villa Mont Clare, at 10 Harrington Sound Road.