Yonkers-on-Hudson and Manila:
World Book Company,
Text on page 132
SHOOTING THE RAPIDS
We were met at the landing by a number of young Filipinos in bare arms and legs, who pointed up the stream, saying, aSenor quiere banka?a That was Spanish for, aWould the gentleman like a banka?a
Father picked out a fine strong fellow. aHave you two bankas ?a he said.
aHave got,a answered the boatman.
aCan you take a little girl besides a grown person in each one?a
Again he nodded. a a Can do, a he said.
We went to the office of the steamboat companyWe went to the office of the steamboat company