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The Adventures of Rellie & Tory, the Baby Dinosaur
By Maguida Rivera
Short excerpt of the first chapter:
As usual, Rellie was not paying attention to detail, and she walked a little too far from the dig site. —Here, this place looks like a good spot. Sherlock, let‛s start digging!
Sherlock turned his back to Rellie, which was a sign that clearly said no. He was not going to dig for some old bones in the hot sun, especially if he couldn‛t chew on them. —What fools these humans are. Imagine, looking for old bones under this scorching sun! Who needs those old bones anyway? They are dry, rotten, and probably taste disgusting. Nope, I‛ll just take a little rest here and keep an eye open on Rellie—reasoned the disgruntled Sherlock, ignoring the mandate of his mistress.
Bummer!—thought Rellie. —I‛ve been digging all morning and still no bones. But I‛m not giving up ‘til I find at least one bone. Right now, I wish we had gone on that Caribbean vacation, which would have been better than this dry, hot and boring place.
Rellie kept on digging and digging under the hot sun, and after a while, to her surprise she struck something hard.
—Maybe it‛s a bone! It is a bone! I found a bone!—shouted Rellie excitedly to Sherlock as she kept digging faster and faster.
Sherlock on the other hand was pulling at her shirt to get her out of the hot sun, but Rellie ignored him and just kept on digging. All of the sudden, sticking out of the dirt was part of a rather large bone.
—Wow!—Rellie exclaimed. —This looks like an old bone. Maybe it‛s a fossil from a dinosaur.
Very carefully, she started to dig around the enormous bone. As she bent down to get a closer look, she touched the fossil and … poof! Rellie was surprised to find herself nose-to-nose with the face of a freckle-faced dinosaur. And seconds later … poof! The face of the dinosaur just disappeared.
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