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For young Caradine, riding a bull in her home-town rodeo with her parents in the audience was a proud moment. She'd met her competitor, Byron, just a few minutes before and now, as he held fast on his bull beyond the eight second mark, Caradine realised the significance of his comment to her about hating the bulls.
As Brooke, an Australian volunteer on a small Pacific island, is enjoying tequila sunrises and the congenial company of three older women at the end of a day's work, she becomes intrigued and bemused by the women's fantastic recollections of Churchill the elephant.
Jarrod likes Hannah. Hannah likes Jarrod. Both are keenly aware, however, that on only a second date, delicate protocols must be followed. What Hannah is unaware of is that Jarrod has enlisted the help of Hector, a red-tailed black cockatoo raised in a public bar, to facilitate a smooth evening.