Bad breath

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  • Published 20170124
  • ISBN: 9781925498295
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

RUMBA WONDERED WHY his parents were taking so long. He was both elated and anxious because he could keep drinking until he heard their car come up the driveway but was worried they might know that he broke into the science lab. Bloody Charlie wanted to light the Bunsen burners because he said they would be able to see better and the torches they brought might have been too bright and would attract attention. Because this was the first time they had done anything like this, they left in such a panic he thinks they left the drawer that housed the scalpels open.

Could be worse – at least he had the scalpel. When Charlie asked him to get rid of it, he made out to throw the scalpel in the creek on their way home. While Charlie was having a shit in the bush, Rumba found a piece of wire and that was what he threw in the creek. Charlie, being his best mate, trusted him.

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Adrian Stanley

Adrian Stanley is a Boandik person on his mother’s side from Robe in South Australia, and a Kalali person from the channel country in...

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