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“There is panic around the globe!”
VROOM! A tacky tour bus rumbles through the Egyptian desert. A herder and his goats quickly jump out of the way as the bus zooms across the dunes, leaving behind clouds of dust. Inside the bus, a little boy with a skull and crossbones on his T-shirt lowers his sunglasses and presses his face against the window for a better look. His face bumps the window when the bus screeches to a halt. The little boy, named Justin, stumbles out tethered to a kid leash, with his mother holding on to the other end very tightly. All of the other tourists pile out, too, and stare in awe.
In front of them stands the Great Pyramid of Giza, the only remaining wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Justin’s father turns to his wife and holds up his hand. “Quick, honey, take my picture!” he says. “I got the pyramid in my hand!”
His wife snaps a few pictures. Then, through the viewfinder of the camera, she sees Justin running off into the distance. He has unhooked himself from the leash.
“You get back here right now!” she calls to her son.
Justin isn’t listening. He is too busy crawling through the roped-off area that surrounds the pyramid. He holds a toy airplane in his hand and swoops it through the air, clueless to the danger he is getting into.
“No! Stop!” shouts a security guard.
“Do not cross the line!” another security guard yells.
The Egyptian security guards chase after Justin. The boy scampers up a rickety maintenance scaffolding.
“Wait, wait, wait! Hold on, little boy,” the guard warns.
Justin just keeps playing with his toy airplane.
“Stop right there!” the other guard says, more urgently.
Justin turns back to look at the guards… and slips! He falls off the scaffolding, plummeting headfirst toward the pyramid!
His mother screams.
KOOSH! Justin hits the pyramid—and then bounces off! He sails over the guards’ heads. The tourists quickly snap pictures as Justin flies through the air, heading straight for his mother.
“I’ve got him! I’ve got him!” she screams frantically, tracking the boy’s trajectory through the air.
With a splat, Justin lands right on top of his father. He’s okay!
The pyramid, however, deflates like a big inflatable bounce house.
* * *
Word spreads quickly as newscasters report the day’s biggest story.
“Outrage in Egypt tonight as it was discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza has been stolen and replaced by a giant inflatable replica,” says one newsman on the television.
The TV broadcast cuts away to footage of Egyptian police attempting to re-inflate the fake pyramid. It’s going slowly. Very slowly.
The newscaster continues. “There is panic around the globe as countries and citizens try to protect their beloved landmarks.”
The TV screen is flooded with footage of French police guarding the Eiffel Tower and Chinese tanks guarding the Great Wall.
“Law enforcement still has no leads, leaving the world to wonder: Which of the world’s villains is responsible for this heinous crime? And where will he strike next?”
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Posted September 23, 2012
The minions were so funny i thought id wet myself laughing. What is not funny about a minion workout class or butt prints on the photocopier????? But this book was stupid and sometimes added fake things that werent in the movie. Ugghhh
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I want a refund and I want it now!!!!! I got the free sample thinking it was only part of the book but no, IT'S ACTUALLY ONLY 7 PAGES!!!!!! I JUST WASTED A GOOD 5 BUCKS, I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!!
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A loud screech cuts through the air followed bya wail and a satisfied hiss. Fallen claw pads up ibto camp glaring at everyone. He looks around as if searching for something then declares "I am fallenclaw. I need to meet Riverscreech at the 3rd result." He purrs to himself then pads off. Hos black pelt gleaming and his muscle rippling under his pelt. His blue eyes gave him a mysterouis look. He is very handsome and charming though all the same a cat worthy of the dark forest. He is a magnificent fighter. If yoi like he can join the clan.( he wants Riverscreech as his mate)
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Love the movie. Never read this book, and probably never will. My fave parts in movie: Fart gun, and the minion making photocopies of his butt. :) lol
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