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Marcus witnesses a robbery at the bank. He sees that the robber is wearing a gold earring in the shape of a cat. When his sister visits with her new boyfriend, who is wearing the very same type of gold earring, Marcus doesn’t know who to turn to…
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Chapter 1

Marcus twisted and turned in his warm bed. It was Saturday morning, so there was no school today. He looked out of the window. The sun was starting to rise. He crept quietly into the kitchen. He knew his mum would still be sleeping. She worked very hard at a dressmaker in town all week. On Saturday morning she liked a lie-in.

Marcus put the kettle on and just as it boiled his mum walked into the kitchen.

“Good morning, Mum. I hope I didn’t wake you.”

“No,” she smiled.

“I see the kettle’s boiling. I’d love a cup of coffee.”

Marcus made the coffee and brought it over.

“Would you like some toast?”

“That would be lovely son,” she smiled at him.

Later that same morning Marcus stood under the shade of a marula tree waiting for his mother. She was in the Standard Bank, sorting out her month-end stop orders. The day was hot and windy. Marcus hated the way the wind blew the dirt into his face. He hopped impatiently from one foot to the other.

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This story was created by Agnes Kimberley.

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