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Fires

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When I began to have a fire at evening, before I plastered my house, the chimney carried smoke particularly well, because of the numerous chinks between the boards.
As Adam lay a-dreaming beneath the Apple Tree, The Angel of the Fire rose up and not a word said he.
In attacking with fire, one should be prepared to meet five possible developments:
I have no more wood for the fire, and the lamb is only half cooked.
Two had bit the dust, one had fled, four had made good their footing inside our defences, while from the shelter of the woods seven or eight men, each evidently supplied with several muskets, kept up a hot though useless fire on the log-house.
I determined to build a fire and encamp where we were.
At a glance D'Artagnan saw there was nothing to be feared from the fire, and sprang to the window.
Therefore they made a fire, cooked some food, and spread out their skins to sleep.
When night was drawing near, the youth went up and made himself a bright fire in one of the rooms, placed the cutting-board and knife beside it, and seated himself by the turning-lathe.
They tell me, Mopo, that the fire from above ran briskly through they huts.
I don't myself know 'to who,'" replied the cornet in a serious tone, "but the prince told me to 'go and tell the colonel that the hussars must return quickly and fire the bridge.
It seems that each green warrior has certain objective points for his fire under relatively identical circumstances of warfare.