Comparing The Bass, The River, And Sheila Mant

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Passion or Sheila Mant The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant is a story of a fourteen-year-old boy who under certain circumstances, must choose between his passion, or the heart of the girl he likes. He loves to fish, it his most favorite thing to do while in his family’s cottage on the lake. Next, his favorite thing is to watch the girl he is in love with, sixteen-year-old neighbor, Sheila Mant. Walter D. Wetherell, The author of this short story, has written many short stories, some even have appeared in the New York Times. Walter has written over eight stories, all successful and most pertaining to his favorite hobby, fly fishing. He was born and raised in Garden City, New York, But has made a home for himself and his family in New Hampshire. (“Prenhall”) The boy in this story must choose between his love for fishing, or his love for Sheila Mant.…show more content…
He is a star on his swim team at school, and he thinks that is the way to her heart. He swims laps around their dock, but she doesn’t notice him. He notices their parties next door, and wants in. He does anything to impress Sheila Mant. “I was on the swim team at school, and to win her attention would do endless laps between my house and the Vermont shore, hoping she would notice the beauty of my flutter kick, the power of my crawl. Finishing, I would boost myself up onto our dock and glance casually over toward her, but she was never watching.” (McDougal

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