That perseverance can lead to success.
As he analyzed his situation, "a certain coolheadedness had come to him; it was not the first time he had been in a tight space."
He cleared his head, "and doggedly he swam in that direction, swimming with slow, deliberate strokes, conserving his strength" for the road ahead.
"Eagerly he hurried along, now slipping on a rotten log or a loose stone, but making headway" towards what he thought was safety.
He didn't worry about "what perils that tangle of trees and underbrush might hold for him" because his only goal was to survive.
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