What can little things do?
In 1871 in Chicago a big city,
there developed a big tragedy.
But it all happened from a bunch of little things.
One little lady was out
milking one little cow early in the morning.
There was one little lamp of oil burning.
One little flickering flame in the little barn.
The cow kicked the little lamp with the little flame burning in it.
The lamp fell over into a little bit of hay in the little stable.
The little fire spread to the next building then to the next building
and we have what is called the 1871 Great Fire that burned an area 1 mile wide and 3 miles long
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