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Snurr LEARN TO SWIM MAJ LINDMAN ALBERT WHITMAN & COMPANY Chicago. Illinois . Snapp.Snipp.
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Up the hill was the little red cottage.” On the day Mother and Father left. “I feel perfectly safe to let our boys go with Nanny to the seashore. Snipp. Father was going on a long business trip. She took me to the same little red cottage when I was their age. Up the hill was the little red cottage. and Snurr went with Nanny to the cottage at the seashore. Mother was going with him.I t was summer in Sweden. Snapp. They rode the train all morning. At noon they got off. She had said. .
and they all went in. came toward the boys. fishing nets were hanging up to dry. While Nanny fixed lunch. After lunch they ran down to the beach to find Nick Larson and his father.N anny opened the little red cottage. By the house. Snurr found little fish caught in the nets and gave them to her to eat. Larson and Nick were away. Mr. Cuddles. Snurr gave the cat little fish to eat. the boys unpacked and put on their shorts and summer shirts. . Nick’s cat. The Larsons lived close by and went fishing every day.
and Snurr fell in! Nick knew what to do. . But Snurr began to jump from one side of the boat to the other.” Nick called. all of you. Nick took the oars as Mr.E arly the next morning Snipp. Larson pushed the boat into the water. “Hi. boys. The boat tipped. Snurr. “We’re very glad to see you.” Mr. and Snurr again went to find the Larsons. Snipp and Snapp sat down.” he said. Larson were standing near their boat.” he said. Larson helped them into the boat. “Take my oar. Snapp. I’m just going out to drop the nets. and I’ll pull you aboard. “Hold on tight. Snipp and Snapp. Snurr. Hop in with me. you must sit down!” “Take my oar. Nick and Mr.
and rowed back quickly. “and play with your sailboats.” “You boys stay close to me and play with your sailboats.” Nick rowed out to sea.” he said. I’ll do my washing right here where I can watch you. You boys should learn to swim if you want to have fun at the seashore. dropped the nets.” she said. “Never jump around in a boat. That makes it tip. Now.” . And she was cross. “I have to drop the nets.N ick helped Snurr into the boat. each of you must sit very still. “or I’d take you back right away. Each one of you should learn to swim. “You boys stay close to me on this beach. Nanny was frightened when she heard why Snurr was wet from head to foot. Snurr.
and it slipped into the water.” said Snurr. Climb in with me. . “Let’s pretend Nanny’s tub is a boat. “Water can’t hurt it.” The three little boys pushed and dragged the tub down to the shore.” They gave the tub a strong push. she hung the clothes on the line to dry. “It will float just like a real boat. “Let’s push it into the water. “so we can wade in.W hen Nanny had done her washing. “We’re barefoot.” said Snipp.” They gave the tub a strong push. Snipp.” said Snapp. Her big green tub was empty.
“This is our boat!” he cried. The strong breeze kept right on blowing. He watched the make-believe boat floating out to sea. Snapp stood up. .”Ship ahoy!” Snurr stood on the beach. Snipp stood waving his arms and smiling as he said. “I’m the captain!” Suddenly the breeze grew strong. Snurr stood in the water near them. Then Snapp lost his balance and sat down fast in the tub. It began to blow the green tub away from shore. Snapp sat down fast in the tub. There was a light breeze.S nipp and Snapp got into the big tub. Behind them was the wide blue sea.
Snurr saw that the tub was moving farther and farther out to sea. He and Snapp weren’t smiling anymore. Nanny! Snipp and Snapp are floating away!” When she saw Snipp and Snapp so far away. Nanny cried.S nipp sat down. “Hold on! I’ll get Nanny to help.” Nanny had just hung her last clean sheet on the line when Snurr shouted. “Oh Snurr. He called to them. Suddenly he knew he could no longer wade out to it. I can’t swim! Whatever can we do?” Snurr looked at Nanny. “Whatever can we do?” . “Oh.
He’ll help us. “Nick.” Nick jumped up. “I’ll get my boat. I know.” Snurr answered. and we’ll go after them right now!” he shouted. “come with me quickly! Snipp and Snapp are floating away in Nanny’s green washtub. Off he ran very fast.” Off he ran very fast. Nanny. Nick was at home mending his fishing nets. “I will find Nick. . I’ll run as fast as I can to get him. We were playing it was a boat. Snurr was out of breath as he ran up.O h.” he cried.
Nick helped Snurr into the boat. “We are coming!” Nick and Snurr soon reached the boys. Nick helped them into the boat. Then Nick got in and began to row with long. Then he rowed them all to shore. “Don’t be afraid!” he called. He used one oar to push it into the water. even strokes. Snurr waved to Snipp and Snapp in the tub.T hey slid the boat down the beach. “We are coming!” . “Don’t be afraid!” he called to them. He asked Snapp to hold onto the green tub.
” Nanny answered. . Don’t be afraid. May they put on their swimming trunks now?” “Yes.N anny hugged the boys. too. “Now you may swim in deep water. Another day. Nick said. First.” She sent them into the cottage to put on their swimming trunks. They stayed in shallow water close to the beach. Then she scolded them. He taught them how to dog-paddle. After many more lessons he said. “I won’t ever be happy until you teach them how to swim. “I want to give them swimming lessons. he taught them how to do the back float.” Nick taught them how to dog-paddle. Jump off the dock. Nick showed them how to hold their breath under water.
“But keep away from the dock. “Let’s all go for a swim. The boys said. “What a surprise you will give Mother and Father when they see you. then swam back to Nick.A ll three boys jumped into the deep water. “What a surprise!” “Let’s all go for a swim. The water is too deep for you there. Splash! In went Snipp. “All right. “You boys swim just like three big fish.” “We’re not afraid.” Mother said.” One fine morning Mother and Father arrived.” Nick said proudly. Splash! In went Snurr.” . They swam back to shore.” They could hardly keep their big secret. “How wonderful!” said Mother and Father. Nanny said. Splash! In went Snapp.” said Snapp.
All the children started from a point of land in the bay and swam to shore. Nick.” Snipp reached the shore first. “Thank you very much. The boys will never forget their swimming teacher. Next came Snapp.A week later Father said. . Nick. Father said.” At two o’clock the boys went with Mother. You are to show the judge just how well you can swim. You may enter it if you like. Snipp reached the shore first. then Snurr and the rest of the children. Father. “There will be a swimming contest for children today. The judge laid a crown of green leaves on the head of each brother. and Nanny to a pretty bay.
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