Rosemary, Her Dog Sniff and the Magic Broomstick
My name is Rosemary. I am 10 years old and I have a problem- his name is Jack. He is the school bully and he’s in the same class as me.
My best friend is my dog Sniff. I got him from the rescue home. Why did I name him Sniff? Well it’s because his nose is much bigger than it should be and he just never stops sniffing.
Today, a strange thing happened when Sniff and I were out walking. I was telling him about the trouble I’ve been having with Jack – he put some cockroaches in my lunch box today – then suddenly Sniff dashes off into the bushes by Witches Wood. It was a very unusual thing for him to just run off like that, as he never leaves my side. I could hear him digging and yelping like mad. He returned wagging his tail till I thought it might fall off, he then dropped something at my feet – it was an old leather pouch. I ran straight home and up to my bedroom and opened it.
I just couldn’t believe my eyes! It was instructions on ‘How to make a broomstick’. And before I knew it, I was planning on how to stop Jack’s bullying. The next day at school, I made sure that he saw me hiding something in my locker. Sure enough, when I went back to my locker, it had been broken into. The broomstick instructions had been stolen!
By the night of Halloween my plan began to unfold. Jack sniggered as he strutted past me. Jumping onto the broomstick, he muttered the magic spell, and off he flew. However, what he didn’t know was that I had kept the page with the spell – ‘How to land your Broomstick’.
So every Halloween on a full moon, we wait for Jack to see him streak across the night sky screaming ‘please, get me down Rosemary’.
I think we’ll wait one more Halloween. Sniff wags his tail, he agrees!