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The Last Days Chapter 1 (Peeps #2)

The Last Days Chapter 1 (Peeps #2)

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Genres: FantasyYoung Adult

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Updated date: 12:24:58 11/08/2022

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To Jazzafirst reader and best friendPART IINFLUENCESEver hear this charming little rhyme?Ring-around-the-rosy.A pocket full of posies.Ashes, ashes, we all fall down.Some people say that this poem is about the Black Death, the fourteenth-century plague that killed 100 million people. Here's the theory: "Ring-around-the-rosy" was an early symptom of plague: a circular rash of red skin. In medieval times, people carried flowers, like posies, with them for protection against disease. The words "ashes to ashes" appear in the funeral mass, and sometimes plague victims' houses were burned.And "we all fall down"?Well, you can figure that one out for yourself.Sadly, though, most experts think this is nonsense. A red rash isn't really a plague symptom, they say, and "ashes" was originally some other word. Most important, the rhyme is too new. It didn't appear in print until 1881.Trust me, though: it's about the plague. The words have changed a little from the original, but so have any words carried on the lips of children for seven hundred years. It's a little reminder that the Black Death will come again.How can I be so sure about this rhyme, when all the experts disagree?Because I ate the kid who made it up.NIGHT MAYOR TAPES:102┬ĘC1301. THE FALL-  MOZ-I think New York was leaking.It was past midnight and still a hundred degrees. Some kind of city sweat was oozing up through the sidewalk cracks, shimmering with oily rainbows in the streetlights. The garbage piled up outside the restaurants on Indian Row was seeping, leftover curry turning into