“It looked like a bird. But it had thorny little spines down its back and it seemed more leathery than feathery. It was bright red and its wings were scalloped, a bit like a bat’s. And it shimmered in the light of my rocket lamp, like it was having trouble deciding on the very best shade of red to be.”
I go down to the shed to find a hammer but the shed is locked and there is a sign on the door: “Mum’s Project. Keep Out. This means you, Emily.” I am getting very worried about what she is doing in there. I mean I hope she’s not building a space rocket or making a time machine or something. Those sort of things always go wrong if you do them in a shed. Just ask Wallace and Gromit.