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Temperature rising

November 20, 2007

The firefighters forgot to close off the road when the Smelt house burned. Drivers slowed to watch flames tongue through blown-out windows. In the yard, Mrs. Smelt settled down in the grass, her coat spread beneath her. It had always been so cold in the house, she thought, and it was so nice to wear a single layer. As she watched, the house dropped beams and glass.

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