Sample text for Whales on stilts / M.T. Anderson ; illustrations by Kurt Cyrus.


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They walked through a laboratory. People in lab coats were holding test tubes over flames. There were beakers and lasers and so on. Bunsen burners and alembics and computers. You know the drill. Everything looked incredibly top secret. Lily was blowing her bangs out of her face as quickly as she could. She glanced at everything they passed. She was amazed.

"What is this place?" said Lily. "Dad?"

Lily's dad looked bored. "Research and Development," he said.

She looked around again. He took her wrist and dragged her forward. "Come on, honey," he said. "They don't like people to look at what they're working on. After a minute, the guards start shooting. First near your feet, then at your knees."



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Best friends Fiction, Adventure and adventurers Fiction, Whales Fiction, Scientists Fiction, Science fiction