The Maycomb Times December 16, 1931 Fire Strikes Ms. Maudie Atkinson’s By Sara McNally, Maycomb Times Ms. Maudie’s house on the night of the fire. MAYCOMB- It was one of the coldest nights in Maycomb in a long time. A little after one, Miss Maudie Atkinson’s house caught on fire. All of the neighbours ran out of their house’s to see what had happened. The fire truck that was sent to put out the fire in Ms. Maudie’s house had been frozen because of the cold, it took the men longer to get the truck to the house. There was a crowd of men pushing the truck to the burning house. When the men attached the hose to the fire hydrant, the hose burst and water shot up all over the pavement. The town men came to help Ms. Maudie, they took her furniture out of the burning house and brought it to a lawn across the street. The men seemed to even be able to get what she valued the most. The fire continued to spread quickly, it was well into the second floor by two O’clock. Fortunately, a fire truck from Abbottsville was available to come to their aid but it got to Maycomb too late. The Abbottsville fire truck began pumping water onto Mr. Atticus Finch’s house. A fireman instructed the Abbottsville fireman to spray the hose where they need it the most. The fire spread onto Miss. Stephanie Crawford’s house. As another fire truck from Clark’s Ferry pulled to the scene there was no other hydrant to use so the men tried to soak her house with hand extinguishers. Ms. Maudie’s house had collapsed, fire gushed everywhere. The fire fighters had finally got the fire under control and put out by dawn. The fire man pushed the Maycomb fire truck back to town, the Abbottsville truck departed and the Clark’s Ferry truck remained. They are not sure what the started the fire but Ms. Maudie thinks that it was probably the flue in the kitchen as she left a fire in there the night before for her potted plants. Ms. Maudie keeps thinking on the bright side as she says to Jeremy Atticus Finch, Atticus Finch’s 12 year old son “Always wanted a smaller house, Jem Finch. Gives me more yard. Just think, I’ll have more room for my azaleas now!” This troubling story shows us that even in the worst situation you can find something to be happy about. _____________________________________________ This 1930 car is for sale by Jim Brown in Maycomb and the surrounding areas. This fine car is to be sold for 2000$. Call 312-625-8130. 1.
Call 718-930-7283 This house is for sale on the outside of Maycomb. This house is being sold by the owner and is for sale for 100,000$. 5.
There is a very fresh fruit stand set up in front of the elementary school. 6.
The Farmer’s Wife Written and Illustrated by: Victoria Boulet The Farmer and the Thief Policeman: Sir, do you realize your wife fell out of the car several miles back? Farmer: Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf! Written and Illustrated by: Victoria Boulet Farmer: Leave before I call the crops! 7.