No matter how much bleach and disinfectant they lathered on the sanatorium, people still fell ill to a dreaded disease that had haunted the hospital and sent many unsuspected patients to an early grave.
“Think before you drink” the doctor had said over and over again to Mailee – “Will he ever stop?”
“I hate this place!” she screamed to the mirror.
She proved her madness by pulling her robe tight and snuck downstairs to find elderberry wine in the library and matches on the desk.
After being torched, the disease was eradicated. Two days later she died of severe burns.
“Bird With Metal Beak Bores Holes in Giant Rock” was the caption in the Flintstones Bedrock Daily News. “Jeepers,” Wilma said, “What a Big Beak He Had!”
“You said it!” Fred added “And, he drilled some perfect circles too!”
Well, the Rubbles were coming for dinner and Wilma couldn’t wait to show Betty the picture from the Rock newspaper. Betty asked later “How did a bird get a metal beak?” Barney laughed and said “Hey Fred, Betty wants to know about the bird’s beak.”
“Well” Fred fired back “All that bird eats is Iron Ore.”
Hurrying up the alley, they ran faster while Mother screamed “Children, run, run!” She knew full well that not making it meant the end for sure. Holding the banner, she waved her hands so they would run faster and faster. If they didn’t make it to the street, they would be “mincemeat” as their adversaries had loudly taunted.
Millie cried but didn’t slow down – even for a second as the bravest of the lot, Norma Jean, shouted back to them – “Go away!”
Having caught them, the marauders shouted “We capture your flag!”
Mother had scurried ahead unnoticed “Not so quick!”