Man above a river – level 2
A French tightrope walker crossed the Seine River. He walked on a 150 meter-long rope without a harness or safety net. However, some boats were close in case he fell into the water.
The acrobat said that he focused on positive energy. He thought positively and about not falling. He even covered his eyes in the middle of the rope and lay down on the rope for a while. The people who were watching loved it.
The man has been performing for 28 years. This was the second time he crossed the Seine River. No one else has ever done it.
Difficult words: harness (safety rope), focus (concentrate), energy (something you cannot see that makes things happen).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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