FIRE!
by W.A. Tyler

"Why does everyone rush to watch a fire, Daddy?" said little Joan.

"Well, dear, it's like the moth attracted to the candle flame. It's beautiful and exciting. Satisfied?" said Dad.

"Yes, that must be why everyone is so interested, even if it's doing harm."

"It's a bit like the female bird," Dad added, "attracted to the male bird's bright colours."