chapter  5
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Travel as Performance

While the majority of the older kids have found their lair on the main passenger lounge, at least two dozen of the younger ones have had to settle for the much smaller and stuffy downstairs lounge on the starboard side of the ferry. These boys and girls are, in the words of their older friends upstairs, “smelly grade eights.” Lacking tables and immediate access to the upper lounge’s ambrosia, these kids seem even more anxious to get their Queen of Capilano-with her ample lounge-back.