Through the Tunnel Questions and Answers
by Doris Lessing

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Why is the journey so dangerous?

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When Jerry sees the older boys swim through the tunnel in the rocky promontory at the beach, he has a burning desire to do it too. He wants to fit in with these older boys, who seem like men to eleven-year-old Jerry. This is a dangerous undertaking for many reasons. First, the tunnel is completely underwater, and it is composed of rock. Jerry will have to be...

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