4428. During the month before Coromo intended to go to New York City he spent a lot of time trying to imagine what it would be like. In the small library in the resort there was a book about the city full of historic pictures of streets and architecture and he took the book home and studied all the pictures very carefully.
4430. He pictured to himself walking past many a building that no longer existed, buying train or subway tickets in huge terminal buildings long ago torn down.
4431. He was like a person standing at the entrance of the subway with one of those old brass subway tokens as small as a dime, and wondering how to proceed.