A Home without Moles – Mandy Berriman

We run all the way to the house-lady. We sit in a boring line for a-long-a-long time and Mummy’s not in a talking mood with me or Toby but when it’s our turn to see the house-lady, she talks and talks and talks bout moles in the wall and Dirty-Needles and Noise and Toby’s chesty-fecshun but the house-lady doesn’t look very intrested cos she keeps looking at her computer not at Mummy. Then Mummy stops talking and the house-lady says, A tempy roof is better than no roof, and I think bout asking what a tempy roof is but Mummy is pointing at Toby and telling the house-lady that if we don’t move to a house without moles, Toby will keep getting chesty-fecshuns and I miss what the house-lady says to that cos I’m turning my thinking back on but Mummy gets very shouty and then it’s time to go.


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