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Beacons

When they finally landed, they knew their plane would never fly again.

They gathered driftwood and heaped it into teepee-like piles. “These are not for cooking or warmth,” the captain said. “They are beacons.”

He hoarded the matches for weeks and used the last of them to signal the rescuers.

THICKE AND EDGELOW 9: Share-a-chute

“Remind me again,” shouted Timothy Thicke, “why I just fell out of an airplane.”

“Because I pushed you,” yelled Evan Edgelow.

“And why did you push me?”

“Our cover was blown.”

“And why did you grab the stewardess, too?”

“I have a thing for redheads! Also, she has the parachute.”