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The bones arrived on a Friday, in a pine crate the size of a steamer trunk. โ€œIs that it, Mr. Evans?โ€ Eliot asked, his tone lacking awe. The rest of the earth science class conversed in whispers or stared out the row of bay windows overlooking the high school parking lot. Mr. Evans seemed puzzled at the size as well, his brow wrinkling. He checked the manifest from the state museum. โ€œWell,โ€ he said, extending ...
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