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MS. BOW'S GRANDPA AND THE BALL OF FIRE

MS. BOW'S GRANDPA WALKED TO A DANCE ONE NIGHT, IT WAS A LONG WAY.
HE DANCED ALL NIGHT AND THEN HE WALKED BACK HOME. ON THE WAY
HOME FROM
THE DANCE HE LOOKED BACK AND SAW A LIGHT, IT LOOKED LIKE A BALL
OF FIRE. HE WALKED FASTER AND THE BALL OF FIRE MOVED FASTER.
HE WENT FASTER AND FASTER AND THE BALL OF FIRE WENT FASTER AND
FASTER. HE GOT SCARED AND HE STARTED TO RUN. THE FIRE WENT
FASTER AND IT ZIPPED RIGHT PAST HIM. THE NEXT DAY HE WENT BACK
WHERE HE FIRST SAW IT. HE SAW AN OLD DECAYED STUMP AND HE
FIGURED IT WAS SOMETHING FROM THE STUMP THAT HAD SCARED HIM.

Submitter comment: I WAS SCARED EVEN AS I WAS TOLD THE STORY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Fire

Date learned: 04-02-1982

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