At the Pool

    “At the Pool,” Friend, Sept. 2002, 26

    At the Pool

    One day at the public pool, Arlene* brought one of her cousins, who was slightly disabled. The cousin came up to me and asked, “Do you want to play?” I played with her and then asked her if she wanted to go to the deep end. She said, “I can’t go past four feet because I can’t swim.” So I taught her to swim. I went home that day, knowing that I had done something nice for Arlene’s cousin and that she also went home feeling good because she had learned to swim.

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