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  • Homer stepped inside to find four unpainted pine boxes stamped tug river mining company. One of them had the lid open and Homer was only a little surprised when e saw the red tubes inside. "Dynamite sticks," he said, "the kind that was used int he mines about a decade ago."

    "Will they still work?" Malcolm asked, picking one of the sticks up.

    "They may be a little shocky."

    "What does that mean?"

    "Drop one and it might go off."

    Homer Hickam, Carrying Albert Home (New York: HarperCollins, 2015), p. 70

    June 29, 2020