Finding Darcy (2009)

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Rosellas shrilled in gum trees. The air smelt of spring. ‘I love mornings like these,’ said Laura. I grunted into my scarf. ‘I can’t feel my toes.’ ‘Hope The Newt has forgotten about us having to sit... with Jack and Neanderthal,’ said Laura. ‘He hasn’t forgotten,’ said The Newt, sailing past us into class. ‘Great,’ I said. ‘Good luck,’ said Laura, dodging through tables and chairs to where Jack Ng sat in the back corner. Neanderthal, leering from the middle of the room, reminded me of one of those Komodo dragons—the ones that look slow, but their bite is lethal. Behind him sat Sarah Rinaldi and Harmony Murray. My stomach flipped. The Newt wiped his desk and chair with a hankie. ‘Hurry up and be seated, Ms Abbott.’ As I approached the chair, Neanderthal hopped his chair away from mine. ‘Need more room, Amazon?’ Sarah and Harmonys’ laughter sounded like the rosellas. I pulled the chair in and opened my books. ‘We’ll spend the first half of today’s double lesson discussing Japan’s entry to the war.MoreLess
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