Middle School Magic - The Kindling - Book 1

  • Chapter 1 - Strange Things

  • Narrator

    Conner Dell didn't mean to set anyone's gym shorts on fire.

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  • He didn’t know it would happen—

  • he didn’t know it could happen.

  • And if he had known, he never would have—

  • well, that might be going too far.

  • It started in seventh period science.

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    Mr. Keller

    “All right, people, careful getting those Bunsen burners lit,”

  • Mr. Keller said.

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    Mr. Keller

    “Nothing ruins my day like a seventh grader on fire.

  • Requires all kinds of paperwork, which will make me the grumpiest teacher in Nashville.”

  • Narrator

    Conner flicked the lighter and watched the spark jump into the stream of gas.

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  • The spark stretched into a flame, swaying on the Bunsen burner like a dizzy hula dancer.

  • Conner’s friend Pilaf plugged his nose.

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    Pilaf

    “I hate that smell—

  • ouch!”

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    Pilaf jumped out of his seat, knocking his textbook to the floor with a thud.

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    Conner

    “What’s wrong?”

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    Conner asked.

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