Bell ringing woman, IV
Or rather, Hold onto it, sucker.
. . . First Rule of Bell Ringing: Never, ever, ever let go of the tail end of the rope.* But you actually want your arms straight, like this, at the top of the backstroke; it’s supposed to give you better control or something. Gods help me then if I rang with bent arms. Ah well.
* You have several hundred to several thousand pounds of mad bell up there on your leash, just longing to do a bolt.
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