General Eble had just set fire to
the supports on the other bank.
Is it for this I name you captain of my Musketeers, that they should assassinate a man, disturb a whole quarter, and endeavor to set fire to
Paris, without your saying a word?
He now declared his intention to remain on board of the ship until daylight, to decoy as many of the savages on board as possible, then to set fire to
the powder magazine, and terminate his life by a signal of vengeance.
One of the fishermen struck light from a stone, set fire to
some tinder, and by the aid of a match lit a lantern.
But human life is of small account beyond thirty--a legacy from the bloody days when thousands of men perished in the trenches between the rising and the setting of a sun, when they laid them lengthwise in these same trenches and sprinkled dirt over them, when the Germans corded their corpses like wood and set fire to
them, when women and children and old men were butchered, and great passenger ships were torpedoed without warning.
I understand all perfectly, sir," replied Groslow; "but allow me to say there is great danger in what you undertake; would it not be better to intrust one of the men to set fire to
In these regions there is a fresh sweet growth of grass in the spring, but it is scanty and short, and parches up in the course of the summer, so that there is none for the hunters to set fire to
in the autumn.
Herostratus, or Eratostratus--an Ephesian, who wantonly set fire to
the famous temple of Diana, in order to commemorate his name by so uncommon an action.
I supposed he was going to set fire to
the liquid and swallow it, so I was greatly wrought up and interested.
And then, without warning, a mob arose one night, and, under a waving American flag, singing patriotic songs, set fire to
the great plant of the Appeal and totally destroyed it.
Why, it was only last week I read in the paper how a man and his wife up west of the Island took a boy out of an orphan asylum and he set fire to
the house at night--set it ON PURPOSE, Marilla--and nearly burnt them to a crisp in their beds.
He set fire to
his house to get the insurance and then blamed ME for doing it.
In any case they were ready, and they had only to wait for the moment to set fire to
Pedro Gailhard the reason, and he replied: "It was because the management was afraid that, in their utter inexperience of the cellars of the Opera, the firemen might set fire to
I helped your grandfather, the constable, when he lashed the Quaker woman so smartly through the streets of Salem; and it was I that brought your father a pitch-pine knot, kindled at my own hearth, to set fire to
an Indian village, in King Philip's war.