Have you ever heard a Tyrannosaurus Rex roar?
"What's wrong, smelly Ellie?" Barbara said, "Are you gonna cry?"
Ellie felt something strong and fierce rising in her chest. She opened her mouth, and out came a ferocious roar. Ellie roared with all of her might.
Barbara-Anne dropped the bucket and ran. The group of girls followed her.
When Ellie turned around, she didn't see the T-Rex standing behind her, as she'd expected. And when she checked behind the school, she saw that the dinosaur had vanished.
That was the last day Ellie ever had to call her mother to come and get her at school. Barbara-Anne and the girls never bothered her again.
For a long time after that, Ellie wondered what had happened to her Tyrannosaurus Rex. She looked and looked, but found no trace of him.
Then one day, she was taking a shortcut home through the park and came across the jump-rope. And it was torn in two.