Now, my father, the steam from my flesh had been drawn from my hand by the heat, and the flame
got hold of me and ate into my flesh, and its torment was great.
I cannot let her watch for ME in vain, till I have done my best: then tell me where the Fire-Spirits dwell, and I will ask of them the flame
that shall give life to the little child and such great happiness to the sad, lonely mother: tell me the path, and let me go.
The effect was instantaneous, The flames
danced along the parched trunk of the pine like lightning quivering on a chain, and immediately a column of living fire was raging on the terrace.
Now she realized that it would be but a matter of minutes ere the whole space between the north and the south would be a seething mass of billowing flames
Once more something whistled, but this time quite close, swooping downwards like a little bird; a flame
flashed in the middle of the street, something exploded, and the street was shrouded in smoke.
All night he lay there, alternately unconscious and painfully sentient; and in the latter state watching with savage hatred the lurid flames
which still rose from burning crib and hay cock.
The cause of the second explosion was less a mystery than that of the first, the mate attributing it to the bursting of the boilers when the flames
had finally reached them; but what had caused the first explosion was a subject of considerable speculation among the stranded company.
Suddenly a great tree on the edge of the open space burst into flames
Beneath and around them blazed the huge fire, roaring and crackling on every side of the bailey, and even as they looked the two corner turrets fell in with a deafening crash, and the whole castle was but a shapeless mass, spouting flames
and smoke from every window and embrasure.
At daybreak the 1,200 chimneys vomited their torrents of flame
into the air, and the ground was agitated with dull tremblings.
Besides the investigation into the manner in which the deceased had met his death, there were serious questions to be settled relating to the cause of the fire, to the abstraction of the keys, and to the presence of a stranger in the vestry at the time when the flames
Is a Teton horse a salamander that he can walk amid fiery flames
unhurt, or do you think the Lord will show his might in your behalf, as in the days of old, and carry you harmless through such a furnace as you may see glowing beneath yonder red sky?
But these taking no effect, and the concourse coming on like an army of devils, they only thought of consulting their own safety, and retreated, echoing their assailants' cries, and hoping in the confusion to be taken for rioters themselves; in which stratagem they succeeded, with the exception of one old man who was never heard of again, and was said to have had his brains beaten out with an iron bar (one of his fellows reported that he had seen the old man fall), and to have been afterwards burnt in the flames
Oh the fire of it, more dazzling than the flames
of the burning ship, throwing a magic light on the wide earth, leaping audaciously to the sky, presently to be quenched by time, more cruel, more pitiless, more bitter than the sea--and like the flames
of the burning ship surrounded by an impenetrable night.
He had just fancied they were cruelly deserted by their scout, as a stream of flame
issued from the rock beneath them, and a fierce yell, blended with a shriek of agony, announced that the messenger of death sent from the fatal weapon of Hawkeye, had found a victim.