One Friday Roger came home from school feeling happy because it was the start of the weekend. He ate his dinner, watched TV, played with Dad, had his bath and went to bed.
Mom read him a story, kissed him goodnight, turned off the light and closed the door.
Roger soon fell asleep and slept and slept and slept.....
Then he had a funny dream. He was shopping in the town with Mom. He had his blue coat on and Mom had her yellow jacket. They were walking along the High Street when they heard a noise. "Woof! Woof!" They looked across the street and saw a big brown dog chasing a ginger cat. The cat jumped over the wall and the big dog followed it. They heard "Grrrr!" coming from the other side.
Then Roger noticed a number 94 bus coming along the road. The driver had a big white beard and looked a bit like Father Christmas. He waved to Roger and Roger waved back.
They carried on and met Mrs Briggs from across the street walking the other way.
"Hello Roger." said Mrs Briggs.
"Hello Mrs Briggs." replied Roger.
Then they saw a man up a ladder painting the wall of a house blue. Just as they were about to walk under his ladder the man dropped his pot of paint. It hit Mom on the head. The paint splashed all over Mom's coat and all over Roger too.
"Ouch!" screamed Mom and she cried and cried.
Roger woke up. He was sweating and his heart was banging.
He got up, went to the bathroom, and drank a glass of water.
Eventually he went back to sleep.
Next morning Mom woke him up at 9 o'clock.
"Hi Roger." she said, "Today's Saturday. You don't have to go to school. Dad had a telephone call this morning to say he has to work, so after breakfast I'm going to take you into town to do some shopping, and when we finish we can have an ice cream together."
Roger got up and ate breakfast. Then he and Mom got ready to go shopping.
He took his favorite red jacket from the coat stand. But Mom said, "You'd better wear your blue coat, it's starting to get colder now."
Roger put on his blue coat and Mom wore her yellow jacket and off they went.
As they were walking along the High Street they heard a noise. "Woof! Woof!" Across the street a big brown dog was chasing a ginger cat. The terrified cat jumped over the wall and the big dog followed it. They heard "Grrrr!" coming from the other side.
Then Roger saw a number 94 bus coming along the road. The driver had a big white beard and looked a little like Father Christmas. He waved to Roger and Roger waved back.
"That's strange." thought Roger as he began to remember his dream.
They carried on Roger wasn't so surprised when they met Mrs Briggs walking the other way.
"Hello Roger." said Mrs Briggs.
"Hello" replied Roger.
Then they saw a man up a ladder painting the wall of a house. Just as they were about to walk under the ladder Roger pulled at Mom and screamed "Mom! Stop!"
"Roger. Don't be silly!" said Mom.
Just then the man dropped his pot of paint. The blue paint splattered all over the pavement, but luckily it missed Roger and Mom.
Mom picked Roger up.
"Roger. You clever boy", she said, "You saved me. I'm going to buy you an extra big ice cream. But how did you know the man would drop his paint?"
I dreamt it, said Roger.
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