Leadership

FALSE ALARMS

Issue 12 and Volume 83.

FALSE ALARMS AFTER THE BALL Fire had developed in a home that was closed for the winter season, but it was extinguished before much damage was done. As a check-up on the property for the owner, who was friendly with the Chief, a fireman was delegated to take inventory. When he did not return within a reasonable time, another was sent to investigate. The first fireman was found fast asleep in the living room. Beside him was a paper on which he had written: “One table, 1 sideboard, 1 full bottle whiskey.” Then the word full had been crossed out and “half full” substituted. This too was ruled out and below it was marked “empty.” At the bottom of the page in wobbly writing was written, “One revolving carpet.” A fire hydrant is an iron object between two parked cars. IT MARKS THE SPOT Jack was brave and brawny, but…

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