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The Magic Adventure


Pictures by Rachel Backshall


Kris and Kate build a boat in the sand, then, dreamlike, it becomes a rowing boat. Their dog Holly frisks round them. They venture out into a sea inlet, watched by their mother from the shore. Kate, assuming that girls take the energetic lead, insists on rowing, Kris dreams about fish. After all that excitement they get hungry and eventually, with Holly, fall asleep!


With their mother alarmed on the shore, the boat drifts out to sea. But the birds and the fish that Kris had be-friended rally round and pull them back to shore. Their mother lifts them out, still asleep and with Holly beside them, she kisses them goodnight as they dream of their next adventure.

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