Dizzy Fantastic

  • CHAPTER 1

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    Debbie

    “ Easy, T-Rex.

  • Easy, boy.”

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    Debbie felt the dog’s wet nose and hot breath on her calf, and she pushed down harder on her bike pedal.

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  • The canine beast growled behind her, his tags tinkling menacingly, his big paws thumping.

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    Debbie

    “Easy, T-Rex,”

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    Debbie said again.

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    Debbie

    “Easy, boy.”

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    But the slobbering dog kept after her.

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  • All Debbie had going for her was her bike—

  • the shining white Thunderstrike her parents had given her for her birthday over the summer.

  • Since then, she’d gone everywhere on the bike.

  • Up the hill to school five days a week.

  • Over eighteen blocks to Cone On In!

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    Ice Cream Parlor for a scoop of peppermint bon-bon and to say hello to her parents, who owned the little shop.

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  • Down (thunk! thunk! thunk!) Plaintown’s tall, twisting, cement staircase.

  • Past the Costellos’ elaborate and trellised front garden—

  • marvelous mysteries surely waiting inside.

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    And past Mean Mr. Wilson’s front curb on the way to school.

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  • Mr. Wilson had a sign out front that said,