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A Foolish Dare

 

Diane and Shona were swimming n a public swimming pool. Although they were taking swimming lessons, their mother had left them at the mid-depth pool because she knew that they could not swim too well. She did not want to risk having her two girls drown.

The two girls were playing rowdily in the pool, screaming and splashing water at each other. Then, Diane looked up and saw that her mother was not in sight. She gave Shona a wicked smile, "I bet you would not dare jump off the deep end of the deep pool." Shona, who disliked being called a coward by her sister, immediately headed for the other pool. The dark blue water glistened invitingly under the sun. Diane followed and watched as her sister plunged head first into the three-metre deep end of the pool. When her sister did not surface, she plunged in and frantically tried to pull Shona out of the water.

It was a disastrous mistake on Diane's part because now, both of them were drowning. The shrill sound of a whistle was heard and the lifeguards on duty reacted quickly. two of them dived into the pool One grabbed Shona while the other tended to Diane. By the, their mother was already by the poolside, her face flushed with worry. She was glad that the lifeguards were there to save the day.

     
rowdily   loudly and noisily
     
disastrous   fatal or unfortunate
     
 
 
 

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