The heat of the conflagration had at length overcome the resistance of the spring, and the fire was slowly stealing along the half-dried moss; while a dead pine kindled with the touch of a forked flame
, that, for a moment, wreathed around the stem of the tree, as it whined, in one of its evolutions, under the influence of the air.
You may hear the fire begin to roar already, and I know by experience, that when the flame
once gets fairly into the prairie grass, it is no sloth that can outrun it.
Now I took my hand from the flame
, and for awhile the torment left me.
Through the red mist that floated all around her, she could see high walls of changing light, where orange, blue, and violet flames
went flickering to and fro, making graceful figures as they danced and glowed; and underneath these rainbow arches, little Spirits glided, far and near, wearing crowns of fire, beneath which flashed their wild, bright eyes; and as they spoke, sparks dropped quickly from their lips, and Ripple saw with wonder, through their garments of transparent light, that in each Fairy's breast there burned a steady flame
, that never wavered or went out.
Thrice I saw Morlocks put their heads down in a kind of agony and rush into the flames
One of its sides had fallen in, another was on fire, and bright flames
issued from the openings of the windows and from under the roof.
Suddenly a great tree on the edge of the open space burst into flames
His first impulse, under these circumstances, was doubtless to try to extinguish the flames
, and failing in that, his second impulse
No, it was man alone who had produced these reddish vapors, these gigantic flames
worthy of a volcano itself, these tremendous vibrations resembling the shock of an earthquake, these reverberations rivaling those of hurricanes and storms; and it was his hand which precipitated into an abyss, dug by himself, a whole Niagara of molten metal!
A short run down the road brought her to a horrified stand, for there before her was another wall of flame
As the flames
gained headway it became apparent to Tarzan that whatever had caused the explosion had scattered some highly inflammable substance upon the surrounding woodwork, for the water which they poured in from the pump seemed rather to spread than to extinguish the blaze.
Savage warrior,'' said Rebecca, ``rather will I perish in the flames
than accept safety from thee
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.
While Newgate was burning on the previous night, Barnaby and his father, having been passed among the crowd from hand to hand, stood in Smithfield, on the outskirts of the mob, gazing at the flames
like men who had been suddenly roused from sleep.
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.