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The fisherman tossed his match
away and picked up. his oars.
"Wait a-mmute. I've got a let
ter to deliver to a steamship
which sailed yesterday. Soon as
that's done, I'll help .you out.
1 Take it e'asy."
Walter could swim pretty well
the sand cfcept. It wis horrible.
Then he saw a man come down
to the shore, with a sponge in his
hand. "Fm-in a quick-sand. Help !
run quick! get a rope-to pull me
"Wait a minute," said the man.
"I've got, to sop up this rver and
squeeze.ijtHnto the cttnaj. Soon as
the canal is full, I'll help youl"
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but the shore seemed so far away
and he was nearly exhausted. He
did the hest he could and when he
got out of mid-channel, he found
the river suddenly grow shallow
and he could touch bottom. Wal
ter could have shouted, he felt so
relieved and happy.
He pushed along through the
water and was but a few feet from
the bank, when he stepped into a.
quick-sand. This was the worst
dilemma yet The more he strug
gled to free himself, the .further
in he-sunk, Higher ancT'higher
The man dipped his sponge in
to the stream, ran to the canal,
squeezed the water ' out" of the
sponge and sauntered back. He
over and oyer, wKilei the sand P
crept up Walter's legs, and the
water crept toward fhlstaostrils.
It reached his neck., "I'm com
ing," , said the man with the
The water reached, his 'chin.
"Right aray " said; theman.