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Friday the Thirteenth

It is Friday the thirteenth and Callum's day gets off to a bad start. Held up firstly by his annoying spotty sister and then by two teenage thugs, Callum is soon in trouble with Mr Wiggins, a strict new supply teacher. A new girl, Daisy, arrives at school and this seems only to add to Callum's problems.

Surely the day could not get any worse ... or could it?



Do you know what a superstition is? Some people believe that the number 13 is unlucky - and that the date Friday the Thirteenth is an especially unlucky day!

There are lots of other superstitions. Some are obvious and some are a little bit puzzling. See what you think:   


  •   Breaking a mirror will bring you seven years of bad luck.

  •   Knocking on wood will bring you good luck.

  •   Opening an umbrella indoors will bring you bad luck.

  •   Crossing your fingers will bring you good luck.

  •   Walking underneath a ladder will bring you bad luck.

  •   Tossing salt over your shoulder will bring you good luck.

  •   A black cat crossing your path will bring you bad luck.

Whatever you believe, I'm convinced that reading Friday the Thirteenth will bring you good luck!

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