Brother and I went to the pond to skate. I had never skated before, and It wasn't easy, but I soon got the hang of it. Brother was doing tricks and spins and cool other things. Pretty soon, Brother left the pond for home, leaving me alone on the ice. I stood still for a while, but soon the sharp ice broke beneath me. The cold had gotten right into my bones when I heard my brother screaming for help. My mother soon came to the rescue. I held on to a rope as she towed me to safety.