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

Christopher Paul Curtis
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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 has a history of playing with fire, and Momma tells him if she catches him again she's going to burn him. She tells her children about a time when she was a child and her house caught fire. All the children had to wear clothes that smelled like smoke.

After laying low for a week or two, Byron is at it again. Kenny sees By go into the bathroom and lock the door. He knows something must be up, so he watches Byron through the keyhole. Byron is lighting small pieces of toilet paper on fire and pretending they are Nazi parachute jumpers. They...

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