The chateau is on fire; valuable objects may be saved from the flames
by timely aid
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.
Hee in Celestial Panoplie all armd Of radiant URIM, work divinely wrought, Ascended, at his right hand Victorie Sate Eagle-wing'd, beside him hung his Bow And Quiver with three-bolted Thunder stor'd, And from about him fierce Effusion rowld Of smoak and bickering flame
, and sparkles dire; Attended with ten thousand thousand Saints, He onward came, farr off his coming shon, And twentie thousand (I thir number heard) Chariots of God, half on each hand were seen: Hee on the wings of Cherub rode sublime On the Crystallin Skie, in Saphir Thron'd.
Slowly she drifted to the southeast, rising higher and higher as the flames
ate away her wooden parts and diminished the weight upon her.
Once the flame
appeared so near the road, that even in the darkness around us I could watch the driver's motions.
At one time the flames
died down somewhat, and I feared the foul creatures would presently be able to see me.
The Spirits surely will not harm me, when I tell them why I am come; and if I win the flame
, I shall be the happiest Spirit in the sea, for my promise will be kept, and the poor mother happy once again.
Some of the deep gorges and defiles sent up sheets of flame
, and clouds of lurid smoke, and sparks and cinders that in the night made them resemble the craters of volcanoes.
The sight aroused them to redoubled efforts; but, unfortunately, a collection of the tops of trees, old and dried, lay directly across their course; and at the very moment when both had thought their safety insured, the warm current of the air swept a forked tongue of flame
across the pile, which lighted at the touch; and when they reached the spot, the flying pair were opposed by the surly roaring of a body of fire, as if a furnace were glowing in their path.
The passing of the lightning left the sky again dark, but a blue flame
fell downward from the tower, and, with inconceivable rapidity, running along the ground in the direction of Diana's Grove, reached the dark silent house, which in the instant burst into flame
at a hundred different points.
Do as I say," as Clayton hesitated, and then they saw the lithe figure bound away cross the clearing toward the northwest where the forest still stood, untouched by flame
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.
She thought of him blazing splendidly in the night, yet so obscure that to hold his arm, as she held it, was only to touch the opaque substance surrounding the flame
that roared upwards.
Over these we climbed, looking backward at the forest which had become a sea of flame
that swept eastward before a rising wind.
A strong breeze soon fanned the spark into a flame
, and the eaglets, as yet unfledged and helpless, were roasted in their nest and dropped down dead at the bottom of the tree.