What story does Miles tell Winnie? Do you agree with his decision?

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I would like to extend my previous answer.  Miles does tell Winnie another story.  A very short story, which occurs in chapter 17.  Winnie and Miles both woke up early, so Miles offered to take Winnie out in the boat again to do some fishing.  While on the pond, Miles tells Winnie a little bit about his wife and two children. 

"Remember I told you I had two children?" he asked. "Well, one of 'em was a girl. I took her fishing, too." His face clouded then, and he shook his head. "Her name was Anna. Lord, how sweet she was, that child! It's queer to think she'd be close to eighty now, if she's even still alive. And my son—he'd be eighty-two."

Next Miles tells Winnie why he didn't have his family members drink from the spring.  He then quickly transitions into echoing Tuck's thoughts about why it is important that nobody else knows about the spring.  The last thing that Miles tells Winnie is that he plans to use his immortality to do something important for the world.  

"Someday," said Miles, "I'll find a way to do something important."

He doesn't know what it will be, and he knows that it will be tough, because he has so little formal education.  

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The story that I believe that you are asking about is the story that Miles tells Winnie about how the Tucks came to be immortals and know about it.  I would like to point out that Miles is not the only Tuck family member that is telling the story.  

It was the strangest story Winnie had ever heard. She soon suspected they had never told it before, except to each other—that she was their first real audience; for they gathered around her like children at their mother's knee, each trying to claim her attention, and sometimes they all talked at once, and interrupted each other, in their eagerness.

Miles is the main story teller though.  I do not agree with the decision to tell Winnie about their immortality.  Of course the story would be completely different if they didn't.  I disagree with the decision to tell Winnie about their immortality, because she is so young.  Winnie is ten years old.  She can't possibly comprehend the ramifications of a spring that gives eternal life.  I understand that as the reader reads, we come to see that Winnie does understand and is willing to keep it a secret, and in that the Tucks got lucky.  They have zero reason to trust Winnie and believe that she will be able to keep the secret.  They don't know her, which is why I believe it was a mistake to tell Winnie about the spring.  But Miles and his family did tell the story, and they got lucky with Winnie. 

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