1 How they ever grew up alive in that whirlpool of boys was a mystery to their grandma and aunts, but they flourished like dandelions in spring, and their rough nurses loved and served them well.
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2 We could see the bottom of the whirlpool all black with sand and mud, and the men were at their wits ends for fear.
3 This indeed was what actually happened, for I was borne along by the waves all night, and by sunrise had reached the rock of Scylla, and the whirlpool.
4 Meantime, at the first tap of the boat's bottom, the Lakeman had slackened the line, so as to drop astern from the whirlpool; calmly looking on, he thought his own thoughts.
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5 Then amidst the glistening of the whirlpools and the white clots of foam he distinguished a woman's bonnet floating alone.
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