"Ah, senor!" said the niece, "your worship had better order these to be burned as well as the others; for it would be no wonder if, after being cured of his chivalry disorder, my uncle, by reading these, took a fancy to turn shepherd and range the woods and fields singing and piping; or, what would be still worse, to turn poet, which they say is an incurable and infectious malady."
I am of opinion it should not be burned, but that it should be cleared of all that about the sage Felicia and the magic water, and of almost all the longer pieces of verse: let it keep, and welcome, its prose and the honour of being the first of books of the kind."
The curate was tired and would not look into any more books, and so he decided that, "contents uncertified," all the rest should be burned; but just then the barber held open one, called "The Tears of Angelica."
"I should have shed tears myself," said the curate when he heard the title, "had I ordered that book to be burned, for its author was one of the famous poets of the world, not to say of Spain, and was very happy in the translation of some of Ovid's fables."
John Callaghan, chief ecologist of the Australian Koala Foundation, says "what they would do is climb to the tops of trees and tuck themselves into a ball, covering their sensitive parts such as their nose, ears and eyes." Thousands of animals were killed or injured, and many survivors were so badly burned
they had to be destroyed.
Beginning August 20, high winds pushed hundreds of small fires together in a conflagration that burned
close to 3 million acres, killed 87 people, and destroyed a dozen towns in two days.
The recyclers' waste might have burned
cooler, contained more plastics that were especially chlorine-rich, or been seeded with more dioxin-forming catalysts such as copper.
Historically, wildfires have burned
forests and grasslands across the country, and today they remain an omnipresent threat.