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The next I remember I was lying on my stomach beside the pool, vomiting. The chap that threw me in was saying, “But I was only fooling.” Someone said, “The kid nearly died. Be all right now. Let’s carry him to the locker room.” Several hours later, I walked home. I was weak and trembling. I shook and cried when I lay on my bed. I couldn’t eat that night. For days a haunting fear was in my heart. The slightest exertion upset me, making me wobbly in the knees and sick to my stomach. I never went back to the pool. I feared water. I avoided it whenever I could.

(Deep Water)

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Question (i)

What was the narrator's physical condition after he was rescued from the pool?

  1. He was strong and energetic
  2. He was weak and trembling
  3. He was calm and relaxed
  4. He was angry and violent


Answer as written by the student:

(b) He was weak and trembling

Step-by-step explanation:

  • To answer this question, we need to read the first sentence of the extract carefully.
  • The sentence says, "The next I remember I was lying on my stomach beside the pool, vomiting."
  • This means that the narrator was not in a good physical condition after he was rescued from the pool. He was sick and nauseous.
  • The extract also tells us that he shook and cried when he lay on his bed, that he couldn't eat that night, and that the slightest exertion upset him.
  • These details show that the n arrator was weak and trembling after his neardeath experience in water.
  • Therefore, the correct answer is B. He was weak and trembling.😕

Question (ii)

What did the person who threw the narrator into the pool say?

  1. "I'm sorry for what I did."
  2. "But I was only fooling."
  3. "You should learn how to swim."
  4. "Are you okay? Do you need help?"


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