For the past forty-five minutes, Mary had been gazing longingly at the older boy who served as attendant. No one else had yet come in, possibly because the fog remained heavily attached to the beach outside. Ben occasionally would smile toward the girl, but for the most part he sat at his station and read from the newspaper. Patty continued to swim and dive in the pool, ignoring the feigned romance of her sister and the boy.
|Tourists on the Electric Pier with the Miller-Leibrandt Neptune Plunge in the background, c. 1904.|
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|Swimmers inside Neptune Plunge, c. 1906. *|
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