Through the Tunnel


Doris Lessing

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The Tunnel

Along the rocky bay where Jerry goes to swim without his mother’s supervision, there is a large rock sticking out of the water. Jerry doesn’t make notice of this feature until he is swimming with…

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The Rocky Bay

From the very first sentence of the story, Jerry is presented with two separate paths, both literal and figurative:  one leading to the crowded beach that he frequently visits with his mother and another leading…

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