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Fires

For Christmas customs involving the use of fire and bonfires, see Estonia, Christmas in; Guatemala, Christmas in; Hogmanay; Iceland, Christmas in; Luminarias; Martinmas; Up Helly Aa; Williamsburg, Virginia, Christmas in Colonial; Yule; Yule Log; Zagmuk
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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:
For be it known, that, while other people, when sad and sorrowful, weep and wipe their eyes, Fire Eater, on the other hand, had the strange habit of sneezing each time he felt unhappy.
At the same moment, the fire was once more opened from the woods, and a rifle ball sang through the doorway and knocked the doctor's musket into bits.
I determined to build a fire and encamp where we were.
"The Image-de-Notre-Dame is on fire! Burn the thieves!
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.'"
Their fire had ceased entirely and all their energies seemed focused upon escape.
Under the influence of these impressions, the doctor, from time to time, thought that he heard vague sounds in the vast forests around him; he even fancied that he saw a swift gleam of fire shining between the trees.