The thought that saved my life

It was a hot summer afternoon in central Texas, the kind of day when the rocks near the Lake Travis shoreline are almost too hot to walk on. Two friends and I, all in our 20s, had driven to a favorite lakeshore spot northwest of Austin, for sunbathing and swimming.

That afternoon, one of my friends, Chuck, suggested that the three of us swim across the lake and back. Bob, the third member of our trio, was a wiser young man than I. "No thanks," he said, and stayed behind.

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