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Thomas Edison’s lab found a fire in 1914. The damage was more than two million dollars in supply, but the building was insured for only two hundred and thirty-eight dollars. The thing that Edison spent a whole day working that night was among the flames. Where the fire was the most intense, Edison’s son, twenty-four, was looking for his father beside the smoke and the ruins. Eventually she found her calmly watching the fire. The glow of the fire reflected on his face, his white hair flying in the wind.