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Jack watched the waves crashing over the sea wall.
“Never seen anything like it,” his dad said. “That one’s as high as two houses, look.”
The water bounced on to the promenade and then raced back to the sand below only to be met by another wave.
Dad tapped him on the shoulder. “Come on. Best get back home. Your Ma’ll have something hot ready for us.”
Jack didn’t want to go in. Not just yet. There was something really exciting about seeing the power of the sea like that.
Another wave came over the railing and the spray soaked his coat. The wind took his breath away. The rain stung his cheeks. A sudden gust made him almost fall over.
Then the street lights went out. For a few seconds he could see nothing and now it was a bit scary if he was honest.
His dad grabbed him. “It’s all right. I’ve got you.”
Jack’s eyes got used to the dark and he could still make out the sea, the foam glistening in the moonlight.
His dad was pulling him up the street away from the promenade. Yes, he’d be glad to get indoors after all. He wondered whether the electricity would be out at home as well.
It was just then that they heard an almighty crash and the ground beneath them began to shake.
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