is dead, Mopo--this song she sang through the singing of the flames
Slowly she drifted to the southeast, rising higher and higher as the flames
ate away her wooden parts and diminished the weight upon her.
In and out amongst these green hills of what they call here the "Mittel Land" ran the road, losing itself as it swept round the grassy curve, or was shut out by the straggling ends of pine woods, which here and there ran down the hillsides like tongues of flame
At one time the flames
died down somewhat, and I feared the foul creatures would presently be able to see me.
From the top of a small hill came level belchings of yellow flame
that caused an inhuman whistling in the air.
So, through long halls of many-colored fire, they led her to a Spirit fairer than the rest, whose crown of flames
waved to and fro like golden plumes, while, underneath her violet robe, the light within her breast glowed bright and strong.
Here they found all the plains and valleys wrapped in one vast conflagration; which swept over the long grass in billows of flame
, shot up every bush and tree, rose in great columns from the groves, and set up clouds of smoke that darkened the atmosphere.
Immense clouds of white smoke had been pouring over the summit of the mountain, and had concealed the approach and ravages of the element; but a crackling sound drew the eyes of Miss Temple, as she flew over the ground supported by the young man, toward the outline of smoke where she already perceived the waving flames
shooting forward from the vapor, now flaring high in the air, and then bending to the earth, seeming to light into combustion every stick and shrub on which they breathed.
By now, flames
were bursting violently from all over the ruins, so dangerously that Adam caught up his wife in his arms, and ran with her from the proximity of the flames
and caused live coals to be brought, and these the dog was compelled to devour before the sight of all, until flames
burst forth from its throat.
A huge Irishman at their head, they were passing buckets towards the after-hold; the press of people hid the hatchway from us until we gained the poop; but we heard the buckets spitting and a hose-pipe hissing into the flames
below; and we saw the column of white vapor rising steadily from their midst.
Meanwhile, the flames
, leaping up at the balloon, already quivered on its illuminated sides; but the Victoria, released from her fastenings, spun upward a thousand feet into the air.
Soon the flames
had spanned the road to the south and cut off Canler's return.
The women, who had been silent till then, suddenly began to wail as they looked at the fires- the smoke and even the flames
of which could be seen in the failing twilight- and as if in reply the same kind of lamentation was heard from other parts of the street.
She saw her home plundered of all that represented intrinsic worth in the eyes of the Arabs, and then she saw the torch applied, and the flames
lick up what remained.