"...the Jade House, whose upcurved eaves could just be seen through the tall pines.
It was two years since Susanne had stayed in the Jade House. It was a miniature palace which derived its name from the green stones of its facade and the green tiles of its roof. Over the doorway was a single piece of polished jade into which had been carved the Chinese characters for 'The Flight of the Heron.' Upon its bronze doors was pictured the long-legged water bird on the wing."
From Underground Retreat (Reynal & Hitchcock, 1946) by Maribelle Cormack and Pavel Bytovetzski