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Onourwayhomet o Mel bourne*west opoffinHK.

*Mel bourneishome,It hink

Mymum l ovesHongKong. Shehasfamil yhere,inc l uding

Idon’ tl ikeHongKong. Somet imesitisveryhot ,

andwhenitishot itisveryhumid,

t woAunt ies, t hreeUnc l es, andfourCousins.

andwhenitishumiditisverys t inky.

Itl ooksnic efrom t heairpl ane. . .


‘ Yourmum l oves HongKong, ’mydadsays.

. . .butonc ewegett hereIhavet ospend mywhol et imebeingfussedoverby

t woAunt ies, t hreeUnc l es, andfourCousins.

It ryt oint errupthim t ot el lhim Iknow t hatal ready,buthekeepsont al king. . .

‘ Infac t , ’saysmydadinhisl oud you-shoul d-know-t hisvoic e,‘ HongKong iswhereyourmot herandImetfort he firstt ime. ’

Ial readyknew t hisaswel l ,I’ dbeent ol dapproximat el yfive mil l iont imes,butIl ethim t el lmeaboutitagain,bec ausehaving mel ist ent ohim t el lt hisst orymakeshim happy.

‘ WemetatSh ’saysDad. aTinRac ec ourse,


‘ Iwaswit hUnc l e, ’saysMum.

‘ Unc l eusedt oas ko m ou p l a c e h isbet s ‘ Y ue rt m m l o ve s forhim, ’saysMu mn . Ho gKong, ’mydadsays.

‘ Iwaswit hmyboss, ’saysDad.

‘ Mybossaskedmet o pl ac ehisbet s, ’saysDad.

‘ Sowemetint hebet t ingqueue, ’saysMum. ‘ Loveatfirstsight , ’saysDad. Mum rol l shereyes. SWEET!

‘ Andt omorrow, ’saysDad,‘ we’ regoingt ot herac esonc eagain!’

Thatpartoft hest orywasnew t ome.

! ! ! E E YIPP


Thenextday,att herac ec ourse, wesitinUnc l e’ sl uc kyseat s.

Igodownt ot hebet t ingoffic ewit h Cousin;sheisol denought opl ac ebet s andwehaveital lwrit t endown,t henames oft hehorses,t heamount soft hebet s.

I’ m al l owedt oc hooseonehorseformy dadt obeton.Ist udyt heprogramme c areful l y.

Aft erwe’ vemadet hebet s,wegobac kt o ourseat s.Ishow Unc l et hehorset hatmy dadandIpl ac edourbeton.

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Andt hen Iseeit–t here’ sa horsec al l edTil l y!!Iknow whic h horseisgoingt owin.

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Hefrownsandsays,‘ Thathorsehas noform, ’but Idon’ tunderst and whathemeans.

Whent herac est art s,myhorseruns sofast ,Ic anbarel yseeher. . .


She’ sl iket here sbees. alTil l ybeingchasedbyabigswarm ofMrandMrsP’

Everyoneisshout ingandDadst art sjumpingupanddown.

Thensomet hinghappens.It ’ sast hought hehorsewasdist rac t ed, . . orgotbored,

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ort hought ,whyam Irunningsofast ?

Shesl owsdown,andal lt heot herhorsesfl ypast .

dgiveherahug. PoorTil l y.IfIcould,i’

Cousint akesmet ot hec afeé foric ec ream.


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