The dinosaurs were dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of their burial was signed by the clergymen, the scientists, the undertaker, and the blockbuster filmmakers. They were all as dead as a nail, or claw, or talon. The sharp pointy things that dinosaurs have at the end of their arms. There is no doubt that the dinosaurs were extinct. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.
Did you know that Sandown's fire engines have been named 'Prince William' and 'Prince Harry' since Princess Diana opened the new Fire Station in 1986? And that in the 1980s the Isle of Wight fire engines were all white until a spoilsport ordered them painted red in the early 1990s? And did you also know that the Neovenator did indeed have unusually large nostrils for a theropod? Did anyone notice that this week's introduction was really the opening paragraph of A Christmas Carol with 'Marley' changed for 'dinosaur'? Is there any symbolism or literary significance for this, or has Bluebottle run out of ideas? Does this all mean that we can claim this story is educational? How long is a fireman's hose? Will we ever survive to the last episode of What the Dinosaur?
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