Dexter laced his new boots carefully. They felt like rockets on his feet; they felt like raging bulls ready to charge; they felt like an enormous held breath about to burst.
Dexter jogged up and down, pumping his knees to his chest, landing on his tip toes. […]
Dexter delved deeply into his bag. He was looking for his yoyo.
As children darted around him like swallows at dusk, shouting and laughing, calling out names and chasing each other, Dexter’s hand ducked and dived inside his backpack searching the darkness for his golden spinner.
Dexter had been looking forward to eating his sandwich all morning.
He plucked it from his lunch box and held it up to the light to examine it. The thick white bread was as springy as a mattress with curling sheets of crunchy lettuce poking from between […]
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