an excerpt from Danger Dan Confronts the Merlion Mermaid Mastermind
DANGER Dan scans the terrain. The volcano is close to erupting and lava has already started flowing down the mountain. His headquarters is in sight, its anti-larva force field forming a pulsating blue orb. Clinging precariously to the side of the volcano, he inches forward slowly, moving sideways like a crab along the narrow, rocky ledge. Every few minutes, the volcano rumbles, sending showers of rocks his way and threatening to knock him off balance.
He is in a dangerous situation.
But Danger Dan is no stranger to danger.
His watch beeps and shows a glowing red number ‘5’. Five minutes! Only five minutes to disaster! He is horrified to realise that lava has flowed right in front of him, blocking his path to the headquarters. Danger Dan glances around frantically. Then he spots it—a floating rocky island in the middle of the stream of lava. He springs away from the ledge, which crumbles immediately after his great leap. He lands expertly on the floating island and braces himself for one final jump towards his headquarters. If he aims well, he should make it safely onto the roof. Unfortunately, a huge boulder smashes into the floating island right at that moment, causing Danger Dan to fly through the air.
Will this be the end of Danger Dan?
© Epigram Books
by Lesley-Anne and Monica Lim
from Danger Dan Confronts the Merlion Mermaid Mastermind (2016)
published by Epigram Books