Through Deep Waters

A Plunge in the clear, sparkling water; a few lessons in the art of swimming, and you feel delighted with the pleasures of sea bathing. You paddle around in the shallow water and now and then try the strokes you have been taught, but when you find yourself sinking and the water filling eyes and ears, you seek with hand or foot the sandy bottom, which you are careful not to have beyond reach.

Time passes and you cannot swim alone, until finally you find yourself carried out beyond your depth with no one near to whom you can call for aid. Others can swim and why not you, if you follow carefully the instructions given? You strike out as you have been taught and soon find yourself borne upon the ocean's broad surface, and as your confidence increases, your strokes grow firmer and stronger, until in triumph you reach the shore. You then swim out again and again, and, with fear destroyed, no longer do the deep waters hold for you any terrors.

There is None Other Name
July 31, 1902

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