- "Fires are scary! All flickering yellow, orange and red."
"Don't be afraid! A fire can also be of aid. Fire can help make splendid things like useful tools and wedding rings. Foods like vegetables, fish and meat can be cooked by this source of heat. But most of all, fire is at the heart of every steam engine's working part!"
- ―Percy and his fireman
Percy's Fire! is a short rhyming magazine story.
Percy says that fires are scary, but his fireman tells him not to be afraid. His fireman tells him that fire is used to make tools and wedding rings and can cook things like vegetables, meat, and fish. He also tells Percy that a fire is at the heart of every steam engine.
- There is an unneeded apostrophe in the line "Fire's are scary". It should have read "Fires are scary".