Excerpt: ... a little later they were on their way to Battery Park
in a Broadway street car, that ran on the ground. "We've ridden
under the ground in the subway, over the ground in the elevated and
now we're riding on the ground," said Nan. "New York is a funny
place " The Aquarium, as those of you know who have seen it, is in
the round, brown stone building, on a point of land almost the very
end of the island of Manhattan. It is where the North and East
rivers come together to form New York Bay, and, years ago, this
building was where the immigrants, or people who came to the United
States from other countries, were kept for a while until they could
be sent out West, or down South, or wherever they wanted to go. Now
it is a place where many fish, big, little, ugly and beautiful, are
shown in tanks of water so the boys and girls can see what strange
things are in the ocean, rivers and lakes of this world. Led by Mr.
Bobbsey, Bert and Nan, with Flossie and Freddie trailing on behind,
walked around the big building, looking in the glass tanks wherein
swam the fish. "What's over there?" asked Freddie, pointing to
where a crowd of people were standing near some pools in the middle
of the floor. "Oh, different big fish
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Laura Lee Hope
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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