Summary - “The Rocket Book” by Peter Newell, an important American illustrator, published in 1912. The upward progress of a rocket, lit in the basement by the janitor's son, causes some strange situations as it passes through twenty floors of apartments.
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The highlight of this book for Friends of the Phonograph is when the rocket goes through the 11th floor of the building which has a phonograph in the room. "I never heard that record played before."
Newell, Peter, and Juvenile Collection. The Rocket Book. New York: Harper & Brothers, . Patterson Gift, 1912. Retrieved from Library of Congress Pdf.
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When suddenly the rocket, hot,
The old piano jumbled!
It stopped that rag-time like a shot,
Then through the ceiling rumbled.