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George's Marvellous Medicine
Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141346403
Pages: 128
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What is the best that you can do for someone who is mean to you? Give them a dose of their own medicine, of course! George, however, seems to have taken this literally and intends to concoct a magic medicine for his mean old grandma. Yes, that’s right. He’s going to blend in every random ingredient he finds and create a magic medicine out of these substances. No, he’s not stupid. He is going to add brown paint to this mixture to make it look like the original medicine and his horrid grandma will never know the difference. Off he goes into the kitchen and starts putting together all the ingredients. Here is an amusing list of what the medicine contains - deodorant, shampoo, floor polish, horseradish sauce, gin, animal medicines, engine oil, anti-freeze, and finally, the brown paint for colour. When he is done cooking the ingredients, George gives his grandma some of the medicine and waits. Well, something did happen. Something that left George dumbfounded and at awe of his new, marvellous medicine. Can you guess what it might be?