The Art Of Keeping Cool Essay

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The Art Of Keeping Cool

The Art of keeping cool
This story took place in 1942 during World War II; the war in Europe was threatening to
come over to the United States. There were rumors flying about German submarines being
spotted just off the coast and traitors being discovered only a few towns away. Therefore,
if you were friends with a German, it would be a problem.

The main characters are Robert and his cousin Elliot, there's Robert's mom, and his little
5 year-old sister, they lived in a farm but then they all went to Sachem's Head to live
with Robert's grandparents, his aunt Nan and uncle Jake, just until his father returns
from fighting overseas. His dad was a bomber pilot in Europe. Elliot, the cousin, was the
‘difficult' type of person; he would put barricades and expect you to climb over them.
Elliot would have his ‘personal world', not letting others in easily, and he would
ignore you if necessary, just so he could stay by himself, so he wouldn't need to give any
explanations to anyone. But he didn't have many defenses, as mentioned in the story;
Robert could look into his eyes and see everything he was feeling.

There was a German artist who lived near the beach in a shack, Abel Hoffman, and he was
suspected of being a Nazi spy, because he was always observing at the beach, but it was
actually for his paintings. But Elliot was friends with Abel, because he wanted to learn
how to paint just like Abel, but no one seemed to understand. Even Robert doubted about
the German that was always observing the shore, worried about Elliot's friendship with the
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