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Axel's dad had been drinking beer with Uncle Simon near the barbecue.

By the time they reached him Axel's hands were purple. His eyes quivered and stared up at the gum trees. His legs and arms started to jerk. Then his body went still.

Jamie kept saying, 'Sorry, Axel. I didn't mean to.'

Axel's dad knelt down behind Axel. He picked him up and sat him in front of him. He put his arms round Axel's waist and squeezed hard.

Axel vomited but he still couldn't breathe. 

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