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The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West(Chapter11)

2006-08-22 19:49

  Chapter XI. In Chicago

  Surely enough Freddie Bobbsey had fallen out of bed, or his "berth," as beds are called in sleeping cars. The little fellow had been resting with his father, and on the inside, too, But he must have become restless in his sleep, and have crawled over Mr. Bobbsey.

  At any rate, when Freddie fell out he made a thud that his mother, in her berth across the aisle, had heard.

  But the carpet on the floor of the car was so soft, and Freddie was such a fat, chubby little fellow, and he was so sound asleep, that he was not at all hurt in his tumble, and he never even awakened. He just went on sleeping, right there on the floor.

  "Yes," said Mr. Bobbsey with a smile at his wife as he picked Freddie up, "you can generally depend on his doing something unusual, or different. Well, he's a nice little boy," he murmured softly, as he picked up the "fireman" and put him back in the berth.

  Even then Freddie did not completely wake up. But he murmured something in his dreams, though Mr. Bobbsey heard only a few words about Indians and cowboys and sugar cookies.

  "He's hungry even in his sleep!" said the father, with a silent laugh.

  The other Bobbsey twins knew nothing of what had happened until morning, when they were told of Freddie's little accident.

  "And did I really fall out of bed?" asked Freddie, himself as much surprised as any one.

  "You certainly did!" laughed his mother. "At first I was startled, being aroused so suddenly, but I saw that you were still sleeping and I knew you couldn't be hurt very much."

  "I didn't even feel it!" laughed Freddie. "And now I want my breakfast!"

  "Dear me! You want to eat again, after dreaming about sugar cookies?" cried Mr. Bobbsey, and he told his little boy what he had heard him say in his sleep. "Well, we had all better go to the dining car again. It will be our last meal there."

  "Our last meal!" cried Bert. "Aren't we going to eat again?"

  "Not on this train," his father answered. "We'll be in Chicago in time for dinner."

  Breakfast over, the Bobbseys began gathering up their different things to be ready to get out at Chicago when the train should reach that big and busy city.

  It was about ten o'clock when the station was reached, and the Bobbsey twins thought they had never been in such a noisy place, nor one in which there were more people.

  But Daddy Bobbsey had traveled to Chicago before, and he knew just what to do and where to go. He called an automobile, and in that the whole family rode to the hotel where they were to stay while they were in the city.

  Two days were to be spent in Chicago, which Mrs. Bobbsey had not visited for some time. She wanted to look around a little, and show the children the various sights. Mr. Bobbsey planned to attend to some business in the "Windy City," as Chicago is sometimes called.

  Both Mr. and Mrs. Bobbsey wanted their children to see all there was to be seen.

  "Travel will broaden their minds," Mrs. Bobbsey had said to her husband when they had talked the matter over one night after the twins had gone to bed. "Just see how much they learned when we took them to Washington."

  "They not only learned something, but they brought back something——I mean Miss Pompret's china pieces," said Mr. Bobbsey. "Yes, traveling is good for children if they do not do too much of it."

  So when the Bobbsey twins reached the big Chicago hotel they were not as strange and surprised as they would have been if they had n

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