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Monday, September 26, 2016
I knew that most make the mistake of standing too erect and so fall face down into the water on their first try. So, trying to act the pro in front of my friends, I leaned back upon leaving the dock. I certainly did. I went back and right down into the water. Now this would have been no terrible thing -- I had a little life-vest on -- except that the front of my skis crossed and were held tightly in place by the water pressure, while the rope was beneath the skis, between my legs, with the handle caught horizontally across my thighs. And so the boat was pulling me fast, feet first, slightly under the water, and I couldn't let go. The driver must have thought I did let go, for it was some time before he slowed down, and the pain of the water rushing up my nose was severe.
Finally he slowed down enough for me to force the handle vertically so it would slip through and out of my locked legs, and he circled around to pick me up. "Do you want to try again?"
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