What do the local boys look like, and what impression do you get of them from their behavior?
The short story "Through the Tunnel" by Doris Lessing tells of an eleven-year-old English boy named Jerry, who goes on vacation with his mother. He and his mother have a congenial and respectful relationship, but the boy wants to do something adventurous on his own.
He heads down to a "wild and rocky bay," and while he is swimming, he meets up with some local boys. It turns out that the local boys have a practice of diving into the water and swimming through a dark tunnel under a large rock. At first, Jerry cannot even find the tunnel. Later, after the boys are gone, Jerry locates it, practices holding his breath, and makes the swim...
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