HT estimated that they would have about 100. left after Wiggle's
batteries were paid for.
"There are sparks coming out of Wiggle. Is she going
to catch on fire?" asked Cricket, looking out the window. "Is Mr. Everod
going to catch on fire?"
"That is a grinder," said Henry. "They use it to get the
rusty bolts off so they can take her old battery out."
"What if Wiggle DID catch on fire?" asked Cricket, still worried.
"First of all, Mr. Everod is specially trained to use that equipment.
You should never go near equipment, matches or even a stove if you are
not trained how to use it," said Henry. "But if there was a
fire, you would find the nearest safe exit. Do not run, do not panic.
"If you ever catch on fire," said Henry. "Don't PANIC.
Stop! Drop! Roll! Stopping will keep the fire from getting
bigger, dropping will keep the flames from rising to your head, and rolling
will put it out. And of course, as soon as you can, dial 911."
"Why not just RUN?" asked Molly Malone.
"Running will give the fire more oxygen to get bigger. Just
STOP, DROP and ROLL"
Finally, they heard a loud thud. Wiggle's old batteries were
"They get stacked up in that old battery graveyard," said Henry.
"Then, they are disposed of properly."
"What's the big deal about throwing out dead batteries?" asked Patrick.
"They are still a fire hazard," said Henry. "So they will be
taken away to a place that is safe to dispose of them."
"Ready everyone?" he asked.
"Ready!" they said with excitement.
"It's time to wake up your old friend Wiggle!"