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The boy is generous and warm-hearted, but a perfect fire-cracker when excited.
He had besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles, part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle-glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn't unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a decanter, a tin soldier, a couple of tadpoles, six fire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door- knob, a dog-collar -- but no dog -- the handle of a knife, four pieces of orange-peel, and a dilapidated old window sash.
"They need more young male blood and Sean is a fire-cracker of a character."
But a witness to the incident told Al Jazeera that a teenager threw a fire-cracker that landed near the convoy.
Under the law, if cops find even one fire-cracker or sparkler in a car, they can take it from the driver.