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The Iceberg Express

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Author: David Cory
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,014 / 48 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 946
mnybks.net#: 1916
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
Excerpt

I was so busy looking for the subway entrance that I forgot your question."

"Goodness!" cried Mary Louise. "I didn't know there was a subway in the sea!"

"To be sure," answered the mermaid. "The track lies along the bottom of the ocean. It's not a railroad train we're going to take, but a water train that comes all the way from the Northern seas, sweeping on like a river in the sea. Wait till we get down there. You'll see how fast it goes."

Mary Louise was too astonished to speak.

"The Pullman cars," continued the mermaid, "are icebergs. They come from the North every summer to take a trip South."

"Whew!" shivered Mary Louise. "I think we ar near one now, for I feel quite cold."

Sure enough, she was right, for there close at hand was a great white object.

"All aboard!" shouted a big polar bear. "Watch your step!"

The mermaid helped Mary Louise to slide on a projecting ledge, and off they went.

"Now we can enjoy the scenery," laughed the mermaid, as she arranged her tail in a

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