It seems that thou art innocent of this offence, and that Baleka, thy sister, is innocent, and that the song which the Mother of the Heavens sang through the singing flames
was no true song.
Once the flame
appeared so near the road, that even in the darkness around us I could watch the driver's motions.
I don't know if you have ever thought what a rare thing flame
must be in the absence of man and in a temperate climate.
They would not listen; and drew nearer, saying, while bright sparks showered from their lips, "We will not let you go, for you have promised to be ours if the gems you brought proved worthless; so fling away this cold white cloak, and bathe with us in the fire fountains, and help us bring back to our bosom flames
the light we gave you for the child.
Had the flames
spread on that rock with half the quick ness with which they leaped from bush to tree in other parts of the mountain, our painful task would have soon ended; for they would have consumed already the captives they inclosed.
When Jane turned to retrace her steps homeward, she was alarmed to note how near the smoke of the forest fire seemed, and as she hastened onward her alarm became almost a panic when she perceived that the rushing flames
were rapidly forcing their way between herself and the cottage.
At that moment the flames
flared up and showed his young master's pale worn face.
As the flames
ate their way into the living-room, reaching out forked tongues to lick up the bodies of the dead, one of that gruesome company whose bloody welterings had long since been stilled, moved again.
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.
Lop-Ear and I sat for hours, watching the flames
The crisp manzanita wood crackled as the flames
leaped up and assailed the dry bark of the larger logs.
The castle was theirs, and the roaring flames
were spurting through the windows and flickering high above the turrets on two sides of the quadrangle.