The Demons’ Mistake: A Story from Chelm by Francine Prose
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The mischievous demons of Chelm, the legendary town in Poland where only fools live, wreak havoc on a daily basis. They make the milk go sour, herd livestock into the sky, and rip people’s clothing and tangle their hair. Then they hear about an irresistible new place called New York City. A city jammed with unsuspecting people, motor cars, and tall, shiny buildings–a mayhem loving demon’s dream! When they get there, though, the big city is more than a match for the small-town demons of Chelm. . .