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The Bobbsey Twins in Washington


Excerpt: ...have wandered away from some visitors in the library, so I gave her a cake I happened to have in my lunch box, and got her to lie down on the sofa, as I saw she was tired. Then she fell asleep, and I covered her up and put the screen around her. I knew some one would come for her." "Thank you, so much!" exclaimed Mrs. Bobbsey. "But, Flossie, how did you happen to come up here?" "Oh, I wanted a story book," explained the little girl, as she sat up. "We have story books in our library, an' there ought to be story books here. I looked in this room an' I saw a lot of books, so I did ask for one with a story in it. I like a story about pigs an' bears an'-an' everything!" finished Flossie. "Well, I wish I had that kind of story book for you, but I haven't!" laughed the old man. "All my books are very dull, indeed, for children, though when you grow up you may like to read them," and he waved his hand at the many books in the room. So Flossie was lost and found again. The old man was one of the librarians, and he had taken good care of the little girl until her family came for her. After thanking him, Mr. and Mrs. Bobbsey led their twins downstairs and Mr. Bobbsey said: "Well, I think we have seen enough of the library for a time. We had better go and see the Martins." "Oh, yes!" cried Bert. "Billy said he'd take me to see the President." "And I want to go, too!" added Nan. "We'll see!" half promised her mother. In an automobile the Bobbsey family rode to where the Martin family lived. And you can well believe that Billy and Nell were glad to see the Bobbsey twins once more. Mrs. Martin welcomed Mrs. Bobbsey, and soon there was a happy reunion. Mr. Martin was at his office, and Mr. Bobbsey said he would go down there to see him. "Then couldn't we go out and see the President while mother stays here and visits with Mrs. Martin?" asked Nan. "Nell and Billy will go with us." "I think they might go," said Mrs. Martin. "Billy and Nell know their way to the... Hide synopsis

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