It was a sunny afternoon, Geraldine and Nora had a wonderful time swimming in the sea.
When they got out of the water, they looked round for their towel but they could not find it.
In fact, they found that it was not just their towel that had disappeared but their T-shirts and shorts as well.
At first, the girls thought that someone must have stolen their belongings.
But it was a weekday afternoon and hardly anyone was around that stretch of the beach,
the idea that their clothes were stolen soon lost out. Geraldine
dreaded the thought of going home
clad only in her skimpy swimming costume.
She walked aimlessly around for several minutes,
cracking her head on what might have happened to their clothes.
Then, Nora approached a breakwater and realised that the tide had risen in the last hour or so.
She concluded that their belongings must have been swept out to sea by the rising tide.
Nora was always good at Geography, so she checked the direction of the washing waves.
The two girls then walked in the same direction as the waves.
Geraldine doubted that Nora was right but she went along with it anyway.
Geraldine was so desperate to dry off and get her clothes back that she would have done anything that Nora suggested.
In less than ten minutes, Geraldine spotted their clothes and towel floating in the water up ahead.
Happy that they found their clothes, the girls rushed into the cool seawater again to grab their belongings.
Nora was right after all! It was the waves that `had stolen' their clothes and towels.
Now, all they had to do was wait for their clothes to dry off before heading home.