"he lay there being sorry for her waiting on the pier for him"

The main pleasure quarters of Atlantic City line the famous Boardwalk which, having opened in 1870, was the first structure of its type to be built in the U.S. In 1910, five piers stretched from the Boardwalk over the Atlantic Ocean. These were devoted to amusements ranging from the daredevil spectacles of diving horses and high-wire motorcycle acts to the more refined pleasures of orchestral music. 

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