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Apprentice saves drowning man: A curious trend in the newspaper archive

Sometimes a search through the archive turns up some ¬†baffling search results. In this case, it was the incredible regularity of instances where apprentices have been heralded for their bravery in rescuing drowning people. Search the newspapers This frequency begs the question: what makes an apprentice such a good person to have around treacherous waters? Let us know your theory in the comments below…


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