"You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park South? That little lake? By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over? Do you happen to know, by any chance (78)?"

"Then finally, I found it. What it was, it was partly frozen and partly not frozen. But I didn't see any ducks around...and the back of my hair, even though I had my hunting hat on, was sort of full of little hunks of ice. That worried me. I thought probably I'd get pneumonia and die (200)."

"Hey, Horwitz,' I said. 'You ever pass by the lagoon in Central Park'...'The what?' 'The lagoon. That little lake, like, there. Where the ducks are. You know.' 'Yeah, what about it?' 'Well, you know the ducks that swim around in it? In the springtime and all? Do you happen to know where they go in the wintertime, by any chance (106-107)?"