Park Ranger. Bounty Hunter. Librarian.

He was successful in many lines of work. Each of his pursuits, though, shared a common thread.


He saved the forests. He used justice to shore up the scaffolding of society. He bound and re-bound each book, counting every page himself, so none were lost.

He had a special affinity for pop-up books and protecting their pull tabs.

He died on this day over 75,000 years ago.

His name was Marshmallow Fire.


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One Response to “MARSHMALLOW FIRE”

  1. Maddie Seidel 07/18/11 at 5:14 pm #

    And his dog was Roasted Gelatin…

    I believe he was part horse. A trusted steed, Roasted Gelatin could breathe onto his master’s books and thus give them a protective, organic covering that kept the books from disintegrating over time. This is how we know of Marshmallow Fire and his fantastic accomplishments.

    They are truly a pair to be honored.

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