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A Scientific Solution
Neighbours said David was soft in the head. His teachers thought him a genius. He particularly loved chemistry but his parents were Believers who said science was evil.
When David stopped coming to school, the concerned Headmaster called to the house. David opened the door, brimming with excitement beneath his goggles and white coat.
“I’ve done it,” he said. “I’ve disappeared Mom and Dad. Well, nearly. The bones just went gooey. Do you think this will get me a Nobel Prize?”
Meanwhile in school, Ms Antimony’s inventory was not going well. She was missing an extremely odd combination of chemicals.