Lesson 36 Across the Channel
Erna Hart is going to swim across the English Channel tomorrow. She is going to set out from theFrench coast at five o’clock in the morning. Erna is only fourteen years old and she hopes to setup a new world record. She is a strong swimmer and many people feel that she is sure to succe
Erna’s father will set out with her in a small boat. Mr Hart has trained his daughter for years. Tomorrow he will be watching her anxiously as she swims the long distance to England. Erna intends to take short rests every two hours. She will have something to drink but she will not eat any solid food.
Most of Erna’s school friends will be waiting for her on the English coast. Among them will be Erna’s mother, who swam the Channel herself when she was a girl.