"I think Bethenny has a falling out with everybody this season," de Lesseps said.
And de Lesseps recently met a beau, a Frenchman—and, as luck would have it, one who doesn't watch television.
Snuffling into the phone, de Lesseps offered to belt out a few verses of her upcoming single, "Money Can't Buy You Class."
de Lesseps, if he were ever a practical man, had certainly ceased to be so since his first great success.
When Wyse returned to Paris he got de Lesseps to head the project.
It was not the least of de Lesseps's imprudences that he proceeded with his project in spite of warnings on this matter.
By 1888 the confidence of the French people in de Lesseps waned.
The man's name was de Lesseps, and the task was to cut a ditch seventy-two feet wide across Panama, to unite the two great oceans.
de Lesseps, like many another man, had been spoiled by success, and had lost his usual good judgment.
But the only man who formed the mental picture in his mind and afterwards developed it into a concrete plan was de Lesseps.