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[Transcriber's note: An illustration was included in the original text that did not belong in the story. It appeared in the first chapter after the paragraph ending "But they are pretty good skaters for such small children." The omitted text reads [Illustration: AT SEVEN O'CLOCK A SUPPER WAS SERVED. P. 129.]]

The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City

BY

LAURA LEE HOPE

AUTHOR OF "THE BOBBSEY TWINS," "THE BUNNY BROWN SERIES," "THE OUTDOOR GIRLS SERIES," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS

[Illustration: THE CHILDREN WERE DELIGHTED WITH THE STORE CAMP.

The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City. Frontispiece ( Page 165)]

=BOOKS BY LAURA LEE HOPE=

12mo. Cloth. Illustrated. Price, per volume,

=THE BOBBSEY TWINS SERIES=

THE BOBBSEY TWINS THE BOBBSEY TWINS IN THE COUNTRY THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT THE SEASHORE THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT SCHOOL THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT SNOW LODGE THE BOBBSEY TWINS ON A HOUSEBOAT THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT MEADOW BROOK THE BOBBSEY TWINS AT HOME THE BOBBSEY TWINS IN A GREAT CITY THE BOBBSEY TWINS ON BLUEBERRY ISLAND

=THE BUNNY BROWN SERIES=

BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE ON GRANDPA'S FARM BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE PLAYING CIRCUS BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE AT AUNT LU'S CITY HOME BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE AT CAMP REST A WHILE BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE IN THE BIG WOODS BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE ON AN AUTO TOUR

=THE OUTDOOR GIRLS SERIES=

THE OUTDOOR GIRLS OF DEEPDALE THE OUTDOOR GIRLS AT RAINBOW LAKE THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN A MOTOR CAR THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN A WINTER CAMP THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN FLORIDA THE OUTDOOR GIRLS AT OCEAN VIEW THE OUTDOOR GIRLS ON PINE ISLAND

GROSSET & DUNLAP, PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK.

COPYRIGHT, 1917, BY GROSSET & DUNLAP.

THE BOBBSEY TWINS IN A GREAT CITY

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE ICE BOAT 1

II. BUILDING THE "BIRD" 13

III. A RUNAWAY 28

IV. THE OLD WOODCHOPPER 36

V. GLORIOUS NEWS. 46

VI. ON TO NEW YORK 59

VII. ON THE EXPRESS TRAIN 68

VIII. A LONG RIDE 80

IX. IN THE STORE 90

X. LOST UNDERGROUND 104

XI. FREDDIE AND THE TURTLE 116

XII. IN THE THEATRE 127

XIII. THE "RESCUE" OF FREDDIE 137

XIV. THE STORE CAMP 153

XV. SAD NEWS 161

XVI. THE BIG ELEPHANT 170

XVII. CALLED HOME 181

XVIII. A QUEER RIDE 191

XIX. THE GOAT 202

XX. MR. BOBBSEY COMES BACK 214

XXI. UNCLE JACK'S REAL NAME 225

XXII. REUNITED 233

=THE BOBBSEY TWINS IN A GREAT CITY=

CHAPTER I

THE ICE BOAT

"Oh, there comes my skate off again! Freddie, have you got any paste in your pocket?"

"Paste, Flossie! What good would paste be to fasten on your skate?"

"I don't know, but it might do some good. I can't make the strap hold it on any more," and a plump little girl shook back her flaxen, curling hair, which had slipped from under her cap and was blowing into her eyes, sat down on a log near the shore of the frozen lake and looked sorrowfully at the shining skate which had become loosened from her shoe.

"Come on, Flossie!" called the small, plump boy, just about the size of his sister, and with her same kind of light hair and blue eyes. "There go Bert, Nan and Tommy Todd 'way ahead of us. We'll never catch up to 'em if you sit here. Come on!"

"I can't help sitting here, Freddie Bobbsey! How am I going to skate on only one skate?" asked the little girl.

"Put on the other, and come along."

"I have put it on, lots of times, but it comes off every time I skate a little bit... Continue reading book >>




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