It is Laura's job to watch her brother at the new pool and take him upstairs to the changing room toilet when he has to go. She takes him and then waits standing on the balcony between the ladies' room and the men's and she can hear the ladies' attendant who speaks with a German accent although she calls herself Swiss. She speaks the high German, Laura's grandmother says when she comes to visit with her crocodile-handled carpet bag and her old needing-water voice she reads aloud with, and she should know because her own mother was born in Berlin. She goes with Laura and her brother to the new pool while their father is on the golf course with a client and their mother drinks iced tea by the tennis courts, her mother sometimes playing the doubles she has taken up since the move to the new house with no fence and the new pool, and afterwards they all come together for dinner on the patio served by black men in white coats. The before-leaving ice cream treat from the old pool seemed more reward even though now Laura can order anything but the steak and for dessert there is make-your-own-sundaes. Laura makes one sundae for herself and another with no nuts for her brother. Their father is too tired to barbecue, he says.