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Around and Around
By Kathleen W. Redman
1 Marty was so excited he could hardly think! He had been reading a book about Ferris wheels. He had learned that the first Ferris wheel was built by George Ferris in 1893. It was two hundred sixty-four feet tall! Marty's head went around and around! No Ferris wheel could be taller than that, he thought.
2 He ran to the house next door. He could see his Uncle Ted working in the garage. Uncle Ted would know if there were Ferris wheels taller than the first one.
3 "Uncle Ted!" he called. "Uncle Ted!"
4 "I'm right here," Marty's uncle said. "What are you so excited about, Marty?"
5 "Did you know that a man named George Ferris built the first Ferris wheel and that it was two hundred sixty-four feet tall and that is really tall and I bet there aren't any Ferris wheels that tall now?" Marty almost shouted.
6 Uncle Ted put down his tools and laughed. "Marty, slow down. I think you started to ask me a question. By the time you finished, I did not know what the question was!"
7 Marty took a deep breath. "Are there any Ferris wheels in the world that are taller than two hundred sixty-four feet?" he asked.
8 "Oh, yes, there are lots of them," Uncle Ted said. "As a matter of fact, the world's tallest Ferris wheel is more than twice that tall."
9 "Really?" Marty asked. "Are you kidding me, Uncle Ted?"
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