The Chapter, "The Island," refers to Paradise Island in Plum Lake (now often called Goodspeed Island), which was owned by the Goodspeed family for many years. The chapter tells stories about the island, has a reference to John Oliver and Oliver's Lodge (pp. 74-75) and to Justice Rosenberry, Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He also mentions the role of the island for key work sessions in 1938 and 1939 on the translation of the Revised Standard Version New Testament. He says that his father and he owned islands on Razor Back (sic) Lake, and describes the great fire of 1910 in the area (pp. 66-67). He also mentions (pp. 72-73) the visit of the grandchildren of President Franklin Roosevelt. The common understanding that some of Goodspeed's work on his translation of the New Testament was done on Paradise Island is affirmed by a brief reference on pages 157-158.
- Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake
- Plum Lake Library, Sayner
- UW Madison/Wis Hist Soc