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In our lives we all do things that we look back on and wonder why wemade such a decision That is the idea of The Bass the River andSheila Mant The narrator of the story is faced with a decision hemust make rather quickly and afterwards he regrets the decision he madeThe narrator is a fourteen year old boy who has a crush on his seventeenyear old neighbor Sheila Mant He gets up the courage to ask Sheilaout and the two take a canoe across the river to a fair The boyaccidentally puts some of his fishing rods in the canoe by habit On theway to the show Sheila mentions that she thinks fishing is dumb and toavoid looking dumb in her eyes the narrator tries to hide the equipmenthe brought The movement of the lure caused a trialing bass to hit theline The boy realizes that the bass on the end of his line is thebiggest he has ever caught but does everything in his power to keepSheila from knowing He struggles to keep the fish on the line and whenthey are reaching near to shore the boy must make a decision to cut theline and lose the biggest bass he has ever caught or to reel the fish inand lose any chance to be with Sheila He cuts the line Sheila laterleaves him for another guy at the fairI loved The Bass the River and Sheila Mant because Ive grown upfishing and its something I love so I can relate to narrator I likedall the small details the author used in the story because it helps mepaint a vivid picture in my head I think the moral of the story is thatyou shouldnt change any part of you for anyone else and I completelyagree with that The story is exciting and keeps my attention If itwere me I would not have cut he line
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