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Dombroski 1 Lisa Dombroski Prof Harrison English 101 18 September 2000 Footsteps of Time EB Whites essay Once More to the Lake demonstrate his own security in consistency from growing up on into adulthood White begins to set the stage mid way through the first paragraph mentioning that he and his father returned to the lake summer after summer- always on August 1 for one month followed up by the fact that has since become a salt-water man longing to one day return to the holy spot This trip back to the lake brings back a great deal of memories as if there had been no passage of time It is on this trip that White begins to realize that his son seems to possess the same enthusiasm that he did when White was a boy To White all of this is a shock because now his role is now reversed from a flamboyant and energized child to an observational parent as he remembered his father This vacation spot White describes through memories of his boyhood days always seemed to be so wonderful no matter what had gone wrong White recalls the time when his father rolled over in a canoe and another time when they all got ringworm but none of this mattered in the long run after all this was the best place on earth To White the mountain lake is seen as constant and trustworthy and on the trip back there with his own son White wondered if time would have marred the appearance of the lake Thoughts of the time spent there summer after summer continued to revisit White throughout the trip and everything from thunderstorms to the stillness of the water Dombroski 2 was seen as a work of art falling into place and creating an illusion as if it were known what was to follow Whites son acted in the
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