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Debbie Hart is going to swim the English Channel tomorrow.
She is going to set out from the French coast at five o'clock in the morning.
Debbie is only eleven years old and she hopes to set up a new world record.
She is a strong swimmer and many people feel that she is sure to succeed.
Debbie's father will set out with her in a small boat.
Mr.Hart has trained his daughter for years.
Tomorrow he will be watching her anxiously as she swims the long distance to England.
Debbie intends to take short rests every two hours.
She will have something to drink but she will not eat any solid food.
Most of Debbie's school friends will be waiting for her on the English coast.
Among them will be Debbie's mother, who swam the Channel herself when she was a girl.

Roy Trenton used to drive a taxi.
A short while ago, however, he becomes a bus drive and he has not regretted it.
He is finding his new work far more exciting.
When he was driving along Catfort Street recently, he saw two thieves rush out of a shop and run towards a waiting car.
One of them was carrying a bag full of money.
Roy acted quickly and drove the bus straight at the thieves.
The one with the money got such a fright that he dropped the bag.
As the thieves were trying to get away in their car and Roy drove his bus into the back of it.
While the battered car moving away, Roy stopped his bus and telephoned the police.
The thieves' car was badly damaged and easy to recognize.
Shortly afterwards, The police stopped the car and both men were arrested.

Dan Robinson has been worried all week.
Last Tuesday, he received a letter from the local police.
In the letter, he was asked to call at the station.
Dan wondered why he was wanted by the police, but he went to the station yesterday and now he is not worried anymore.
At the station, he was told by a smiling policeman that his bicycle had been found.
Five days ago, The policeman told him, the bicycle was picked up in a small village four hundred miles away.
It is now being sent to his home by train.
Dan was most surprised when he heard the news.
He was amused too because he never expected the bicycle to be found.
It was stolen twenty years ago when Dan was a boy of fifteen.

Nearly a week passed before the girl was able to explain what had happened to her.
One afternoon she set out from the coast in a small boat and was caught in a storm.
Towards evening, the boat struck a rock and the girl jumped into the sea.
Then she swam to the shore after spending the whole night in the water.
During that time she covered a distance of eight miles.
Early the next morning, she saw a light ahead.
She knew she was near the shore because the light was high up on the cliffs.
On arriving at the shore, the girl struggled up the cliff toward the light she had seen.
That was all she remembered.
When she woke up a day later, she found herself in the hospital.

Yesterday afternoon, Frank Hawkins was telling me about his experiences as a young man.
Before he retired, Frank was the head of a very large business company, but as a boy he used to work in a small shop.
It was his job to repair bicycles and at that time he used to work fourteen hours a day.
He saved money for years and in 1958 he bought a small workshop of his own.
In his twenties, Frank used to make spare parts for aeroplanes.
At that time he had two helpers.
In a few years, the small workshop had become a large factory which employed seven hundred and twenty-eight people.
Frank smiled when he remembered his hard early years and the long road to success.
He still smiling when the door opened and his wife came in.
She wanted him to repair their's grandson's bicycle.