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Wally Wizard is at school with Harriet.
Wally: Have you got the spell book, Harriet?
Harriet: No, I haven’t. Where is it?
Wicked Wizard: Ha! I've got the spell book.
Wally and Harriet run after the Wicked Wizard.
Harriet:Oh no! A river!
Wally: It’s OK. I've got a magic ruler.
Spell: Magic ruler, quick quick, quick. Magic ruler, do your trick!
At the Wicked Wizard’s castle.
Harriet: Secret message for Wally. Oh no! No message!
Wally: It’s OK. I've got a magic pen.
Spell: Magic pen, quick, quick, quick. Magic pen, do your trick!
Harriet:Wow! Look! Open door 3.
Harriet: Oh no! Door 3, Door 3, Door 3!
Wally: It’s OK. I've got a magic rubber.
Spell: Magic rubber, quick, quick, quick. Magic rubber, do your trick!
Harriet: Wow! Look!
Wally: Quick! Open the door!
Wicked Wizard: Ow!
Wally: Have you got the spell book?
Harriet: Yes, I have. Thank you, Wally.
Wally: No. Thank you, magic pencil case.
Write a comment and answer the questions.
1 Who’s got the spell book at the beginning of the story? a Wally b Harriet c the Wicked Wizard 2 What has Wally got? a a magic ruler b a magic sharpener c a magic felt-tip 3 What’s Wally got? a a magic sharpener b a magic pen c a magic notebook 4 What’s Wally got? a a magic rubber b a magic bag c a magic folder 5 Who’s got the spell book at the end of the story? a Wally b Harriet c the Wicked Wizard