Science: Witchery in North Dakota

In the Wild Plum School, near Richardton, N. Dak., Teacher Pauline Rebel and her eight pupils were droning through a dull school day when It began.

In a coal scuttle near the stove, the lignite coal began to stir. Soon lumps of coal popped spontaneously from the bucket and flew about the room. They hit the walls and Pupil Jack Steiner's head. The bucket capsized. The window shades began to smolder. A dictionary, touched by no human hand, started moving. The book case suddenly burst into flame.

By that time Teacher Rebel's pupils, who had...

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