Authors: Tim Egan
Written and illustrated by
For Bernie and Babe
Copyright Â© 2009 by Tim Egan
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Houghton Mifflin Books for Children is an imprint
of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
The text of this book is set in Cochin.
The illustrations are ink and watercolor on paper.
Library of Congress Catalog Control Number 2008040464
Printed in Singapore
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Dodsworth and the duck had traveled all the way from Paris, France.
As the balloon floated over England, Dodsworth saw Buckingham Palace through the fog.
"That's where the queen lives," he said. The duck was impressed.
"Let's stay there," said the duck.
"We can't stay there," said Dodsworth.
"Why not?" asked the duck.
"Because it's Buckingham Palace," said Dodsworth. "It's not a motel."
The balloon landed in Trafalgar Square.
"Now, stay close to me," said Dodsworth.
"I don't want to lose you in the fog."
"Who said that?" said the duck.
"Very funny," said Dodsworth.
They walked down Charing Cross Road.
"This is the best," said Dodsworth.
"Where should we go first?"
"Food sounds good," said the duck.
"I agree," said Dodsworth.
They strolled near Picadilly Circus.
They saw a classic old pub.
"Perfect," said Dodsworth.
They walked into the pub.
The pub was very loud.
Some folks were eating.
Some folks were throwing darts.
Some folks were playing cards.
The duck liked the darts.
The duck looked at a dart.
Dodsworth looked at the duck.
"Don't even think about it," he said.
The duck smiled.
The duck grabbed the dart.
Dodsworth jumped at the duck.
He wasn't fast enough.
The duck threw the dart.
The dart hit a book.
The book hit a waiter.
The waiter dropped a pie onto a lady's head.
It was not good.