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Oh, Ellie ….
“Oh Ellie,” said Mum. “Gran will be here any minute. Did you have to make such a mess after all my tidying?”
Her brother lifted a cushion and put it back in place.
“I told her, Mum,” he said. “But she was all giddy and wouldn’t listen.”
“That’s a LIE” said Ellie. “Mum, it was Ben. He threw the cushions on me.”
“She probably didn’t think about the mess, Mum,” Ben said soothingly.
“Ellie, tidy up. I don’t have time for this,” said Mum.
Ellie’s elbow hurt from where her big brother had shoved her onto the floor. But her heart hurt more.