Tamiko shuffled along the beach on her hands and knees. The sharp pebbles dug into her skin, but she hardly noticed. She was focused on her favourite thing – hunting for fossils!
There were millions of them mixed in with the sand and seaweed of Nemuro beach, where she lived in Japan. But spotting them was hard, and you had to concentrate.
她居住在日本的涅木罗海滩，那里有数以百万计的海藻和沙子。但是发现它们很难，你必须集中精力。 Tamiko sifted through the sand with her fingers. The sharp edge of a stone caught her eye. “Ha!” she said. Tamiko lifted the stone from its sandy bed and brushed it clean.
It was an ammonite fossil! She’d known as soon as she saw its spiral shell. Ammonites were sea creatures that had lived at the same time as the dinosaurs. They were related to the octopus and squid that swam in the seas today.
The ammonite nestled in Tamiko’s hand had once been alive, but over millions of years its remains had turned into stone. Tamiko couldn’t wait to study her new treasure.
She put the ammonite in her pocket and strolled home, passing tourists who’d come to see the small beachside town. She paused outside her favourite shop and gazed through the large window. Inside was a glittering display of crystals and semi-precious stones.
on her T-shirt. The compass was the symbol for the Secret Explorers. “Looks like we’ve got a new mission!” she said. Taking a deep breath, Tamiko opened the shop door.
But instead of the usual glass cases full of crystals and fossils, Tamiko walked into a dazzling white light. A strong wind whipped her short black hair around her head. She felt as if she was flying – and then the light faded.
但Tamiko走进了耀眼的白光，而不是通常装满水晶和化石的玻璃盒子。一阵强风把她黑色的短发卷绕在头上。她感觉自己好像在飞翔——然后光线就消失了。 Spots were dancing in her eyes and Tamiko blinked them away. She was back in the Exploration Station! She grinned with delight as she took in the familiar room. It had rows of humming computer screens set into the black stone walls.
There were display cases here too, just like the ones in the Nemuro fossil shop. They were full of meteorites, shells and other finds from previous missions. The domed ceiling had a huge picture of the stars and planets of Milky Way, and on the floor was a huge map of the world.
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