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It was Dad’s idea, of course. He’s into all that survival stuff. His idea of a family holiday is crossing the Sahara by camel. We had to drink our own pee. Last year it was Siberia. I lost three toes to frostbite. So when the auditions for a new TV show called Extreme Jungle Family Challenge came up he was first in line. The idea was simple; drop an “ordinary” family into the Amazon rainforest with a couple of video cameras and leave them to it . . .
Which is how I came to be wading through piranha-infested water in search of catfish with my little brother, Cub, and my twin sister, Rainbow. Mum and Dad were back at the swampy clearing we now called home, working on the hut.
Cub heard it first. He dropped his spear and looked up. Then I heard it too; the whir of a helicopter above the insect chirps and howler monkey cries that filled the tree canopy.
Rainbow frowned. ‘That’s weird. The TV crew aren’t due to pick us up for weeks.’
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