from part 4 of: Return to the Island of Used Miss Americas

The fire raged for days before anyone noticed. Body by body house by house the entire town burned to ash. When old man Hutchins was burnt he left behind a map for his children to use. “There is nothing better in this world than a lucky map,” his ghost kept saying, until it too was consumed.

Finally the townspeople gathered together and raised the ghost of Napoleon Bonaparte to wage war on the fire. The poor were the first to go; their bodies stacked like sandbags to hold back the flames. Soon the townspeople became very tired of this and threw Napoleon into the fire.


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