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In which subject has the author graduated?
What is the story Deep Water speaking about?
Where is Yakima located?
What is haunting the author?
What did the author realize while drowning in the pool?
What does Deep Water signify?
At the age of 3 or 4 Douglas visited the beach with his father. What caused a terror in his heart then?
The aversion started when Douglas was three or four years old. His father had taken him to the beach in California. They were standing together in the surf. He had held his father tightly, even then the waves knocked him down and swept over him. He was buried in water. His breath was gone. He was frightened. There was terror in his heart about the overpowering force of the waves.
How did this experience affect the author?
What plan did Douglas make to learn swimming?
What was the impact of the pool incident?
Why did Douglas' mother recommend that he should learn swimming at the Y. M.C.A swimming pool?
Douglas' mother recommended that he should learn swimming at the YMCA pool because it was safe. It was only two to three feet deep at the shallow end; and while it was nine feet deep at the other end, the drop was gradual.
Why was Douglas determined to get over his fear of water?
What distance Douglas covered while swimming across the lake Wentworth?
He continued swimming from April to July. Still, all terror had not left. He swam two miles across Lake Wentworth and the whole length to the shore and back of Warm Lake. Then he overcame his fear of water.
“I crossed to oblivion, and the curtain of life fell”. What does oblivion mean?
Why did Douglas hate to walk with bare legs?
Douglas had an underdeveloped body. He was skinny and had thin legs. So he was embarrassed and shy to walk in the pool with bare legs.