The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 - Chapter 5, Nazi Parachutes Attack America and Get Shot Down over the Flint River by Captain Byron Watson and His Flamethrower of Death Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Nazi Parachutes Attack America and Get Shot Down over the Flint River by Captain Byron Watson and His Flamethrower of Death Summary

Byron is caught lighting matches, and Momma threatens to burn him. Joetta stops her by crying and begging. Momma tells the story of her house catching fire when she was a little girl. She swears to God that she will burn Byron if she catches him again. Still, By starts pretending he's making a movie about Nazi parachutes. He makes toilet paper parachutes that he sets on fire and drops into the toilet. Kenny watches him through the bathroom keyhole. Momma hears the toilet flushing and catches By, then drags him down the stairs.

Momma holds Byron by his throat, scaring...

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