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Miracle of the Waters single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Miracle of the Waters
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Sally is a girl born with cerebral palsy. Her mother, Maisie, struggles to persuade her father Vince to take care of her until Uncle Blue books Sally a place at the Baths. The Baths are rumored to enable people to walk. Vince, re-energised, devotes himself to trying to make Sally walk.

The story is told in four perspectives: Maisie's, Maisie's mother's, Uncle Blue's, and Sally herself. At the end, Sally reveals that the real miracle was that Vince ever spent time with her, not the few steps she's managed to take.

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  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability


    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person - four characters,

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  • Moree, Moree - Mungindi - Boggabilla area, Far North NSW, New South Wales,
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