A fire burned brightly in the fireplace.
The world was flooded in some areas and on fire in others with still other parts blanketed in outright war.
They were sitting around the fire and trying to keep themselves warm.
He shifted, a familiar fire in his blood.
Then he poured over them all the kerosene oil that was left in his oil-can, and lighting a match set fire to the pile.
The fire leaped into life; the flames encircled me so that in a moment my clothes were blazing.
She fed and hobbled the mules and then started a fire to cook supper.
Royce and Fritz left the fire together.
They drew up closer to the fire and felt thankful that they were safe from the raging storm.
I had many a genial thought by the cabin fire "as I sailed."
They all asked for reinforcements and all said that the Russians were holding their positions and maintaining a hellish fire under which the French army was melting away.
"I will the bridge fire," he said in a solemn tone as if to announce that in spite of all the unpleasantness he had to endure he would still do the right thing.
His eyes found Bianca, who stood shivering in the rain, staring towards the fire, as if waiting for Jonny to reappear.
The fire was burning down, though, so she added more wood.
No one had given Tushin orders where and at what to fire, but after consulting his sergeant major, Zakharchenko, for whom he had great respect, he had decided that it would be a good thing to set fire to the village.
Something was boiling in a small cauldron at the edge of the fire and a soldier in a peaked cap and blue overcoat, lit up by the fire, was kneeling beside it stirring its contents with a ramrod.
As I passed by the volunteer resident keeper's site, I saw an elderly couple in lounge chairs by a cold fire pit.
Though completely waterlogged and almost as heavy as lead, they not only burned long, but made a very hot fire; nay, I thought that they burned better for the soaking, as if the pitch, being confined by the water, burned longer, as in a lamp.
If you are chosen town clerk, forsooth, you cannot go to Tierra del Fuego this summer: but you may go to the land of infernal fire nevertheless.
But what is best of all," he went on, his excitement subsiding under the delightful interest of his own story, "is that the sergeant in charge of the cannon which was to give the signal to fire the mines and blow up the bridge, this sergeant, seeing that the French troops were running onto the bridge, was about to fire, but Lannes stayed his hand.
Then a cheerful soldier ran up, begging a little fire for the infantry.
After having taken medicine, and fasted for three days, all the fire in the town is extinguished.
No, I went to look at the fire, and they arrested me there, and tried me as an incendiary.
Both fell silent, peering out through the darkness at the sound of Dolokhov's and Petya's steps as they advanced to the fire leading their horses.
Is the fire only for you?
They came up to the fire, hoarsely uttering something in a language our soldiers did not understand.
Royce scooted back from the fire and laughed nervously.
Someone had a fire going and a pot of coffee on.
It was set on fire by mischievous boys, one Election night, if I do not mistake.
The French had time to fire three rounds of grapeshot before the hussars got back to their horses.
Soon after Prince Bagration had left him, Tushin had succeeded in setting fire to Schon Grabern.
In battle he was always under fire, so that Kutuzov reproved him for it and feared to send him to the front, and like Dokhturov he was one of those unnoticed cogwheels that, without clatter or noise, constitute the most essential part of the machine.
There was a stir among the officers in the shadow beyond the fire, and one tall, long-necked officer, walking round the fire, came up to Dolokhov.
On Christmas Eve, we sit in front of the fire and take turns reading Christmas stories.
I had just sunk my head on this when the bells rung fire, and in hot haste the engines rolled that way, led by a straggling troop of men and boys, and I among the foremost, for I had leaped the brook.
There for several hours amid incessant cannon and musketry fire, now Russians were seen alone, now Frenchmen alone, now infantry, and now cavalry: they appeared, fired, fell, collided, not knowing what to do with one another, screamed, and ran back again.
Pierre sat down by the fire and began eating the mash, as they called the food in the cauldron, and he thought it more delicious than any food he had ever tasted.
Bread I at first made of pure Indian meal and salt, genuine hoe-cakes, which I baked before my fire out of doors on a shingle or the end of a stick of timber sawed off in building my house; but it was wont to get smoked and to have a piny flavor.
It was I and Fire that lived there; and commonly my housekeeper proved trustworthy.
But my house occupied so sunny and sheltered a position, and its roof was so low, that I could afford to let the fire go out in the middle of almost any winter day.
I observed that the vitals of the village were the grocery, the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank; and, as a necessary part of the machinery, they kept a bell, a big gun, and a fire-engine, at convenient places; and the houses were so arranged as to make the most of mankind, in lanes and fronting one another, so that every traveller had to run the gauntlet, and every man, woman, and child might get a lick at him.
The very nearness of the fire but cooled our ardor.
At the same time the commander of the artillery of the 1st Corps, General Pernetti, with thirty cannon of Campan's division and all the howitzers of Dessaix's and Friant's divisions, will move forward, open fire, and overwhelm with shellfire the enemy's battery, against which will operate:
Now why are you asking silly questions about the Fire Brigade?
Ooh! lamented Aniska, who at the sight of the fire felt that she too must give expression to her feelings.
He handed the horses over to the soldier who was stirring the pot and squatted down on his heels by the fire beside the officer with the long neck.
My boss stepped in and called some favors and pissed on the fire, at least for now.
The French were putting out the fire which the wind was spreading, and thus gave us time to retreat.
As he sat bending greedily over it, helping himself to large spoonfuls and chewing one after another, his face was lit up by the fire and the soldiers looked at him in silence.
It had a peculiarly strong effect on him because at the sight of the fire he felt himself suddenly freed from the ideas that had weighed him down.
The other, from the countess, described their last days in Moscow, their departure, the fire, and the destruction of all their property.
"Well, you know," said the sharp-nosed man they called Jackdaw in a squeaky and unsteady voice, raising himself at the other side of the fire, "a plump man gets thin, but for a thin one it's death.
The old fire very rarely kindled in her face now.
Coming out onto a field under the enemy's fire, this brave general went straight ahead, leading his men under fire, without considering in his agitation whether going into action now, with a single division, would be of any use or no.
And his division remained under fire for some time quite uselessly.
If it was Tessa or Dulce, she needed to fight fire with fire.
This fire was already burning itself out.
To lead men forward under fire more discipline (obtainable only by movement in masses) is needed than is needed to resist attacks.
The fire, fanned by the breeze, was rapidly spreading.
"You're playing with fire, woman," he warned.
There were no balls of fire to be seen now.
As my driver prophesied when I was plowing, they warmed me twice--once while I was splitting them, and again when they were on the fire, so that no fuel could give out more heat.
It is interesting to remember how much of this food for fire is still concealed in the bowels of the earth.
But commonly I kindled my fire with the dry leaves of the forest, which I had stored up in my shed before the snow came.
I sometimes left a good fire when I went to take a walk in a winter afternoon; and when I returned, three or four hours afterward, it would be still alive and glowing.
The next winter I used a small cooking-stove for economy, since I did not own the forest; but it did not keep fire so well as the open fireplace.
But I could no longer sit and look into the fire, and the pertinent words of a poet recurred to me with new force.
At length, in the war of 1812, her dwelling was set on fire by English soldiers, prisoners on parole, when she was away, and her cat and dog and hens were all burned up together.
Together with Tushin, stepping across the bodies and under a terrible fire from the French, he attended to the removal of the guns.
He kept closing his eyes and then again looking at the fire, which seemed to him dazzlingly red, and at the feeble, round-shouldered figure of Tushin who was sitting cross-legged like a Turk beside him.
An infantryman came to the fire, squatted on his heels, held his hands to the blaze, and turned away his face.
Thanks for the fire--we'll return it with interest, said he, carrying away into the darkness a glowing stick.
When I saw, your excellency, that their first battalion was disorganized, I stopped in the road and thought: 'I'll let them come on and will meet them with the fire of the whole battalion'--and that's what I did.
He was alone now, except for a soldier who was sitting naked at the other side of the fire, warming his thin yellow body.
He looked at the snowflakes fluttering above the fire and remembered a Russian winter at his warm, bright home, his fluffy fur coat, his quickly gliding sleigh, his healthy body, and all the affection and care of his family.
Another musket missed fire but flashed in the pan.
To the left down below in the mist, the musketry fire of unseen forces could be heard.
Having by a great effort got away to the left from that flood of men, Kutuzov, with his suite diminished by more than half, rode toward a sound of artillery fire near by.
Having passed the Guards and traversed an empty space, Rostov, to avoid again getting in front of the first line as he had done when the Horse Guards charged, followed the line of reserves, going far round the place where the hottest musket fire and cannonade were heard.
Suddenly he heard musket fire quite close in front of him and behind our troops, where he could never have expected the enemy to be.
The French, who had ceased firing at this field strewn with dead and wounded where there was no one left to fire at, on seeing an adjutant riding over it trained a gun on him and fired several shots.
The French cannon did not reach there and the musketry fire sounded far away.
I just heated a ruler in the fire and pressed it there!
He walked shyly and awkwardly over the parquet floor of the reception room, not knowing what to do with his hands; he was more accustomed to walk over a plowed field under fire, as he had done at the head of the Kursk regiment at Schon Grabern--and he would have found that easier.
They had the right to fire when they liked as they approached the barrier.
"So I can fire when I like!" said Pierre, and at the word "three," he went quickly forward, missing the trodden path and stepping into the deep snow.
What spark has set my inmost soul on fire, What is this bliss that makes my fingers thrill?
Half the regiments form bands and scour the countryside and put everything to fire and sword.
The fences and gates were new and solid; two fire pumps and a water cart, painted green, stood in a shed; the paths were straight, the bridges were strong and had handrails.
"Me petition the Empewo'!" exclaimed Denisov, in a voice to which he tried hard to give the old energy and fire, but which sounded like an expression of irritable impotence.
Sometimes he remembered how he had heard that soldiers in war when entrenched under the enemy's fire, if they have nothing to do, try hard to find some occupation the more easily to bear the danger.
"Makarka" (their name for Makarin) "will go through fire and water for you for nothing.
He recounted how Raevski had led his two sons onto the dam under terrific fire and had charged with them beside him.
A fire was made up in the dilapidated brick stove.
The marshals and generals, who were nearer to the field of battle but, like Napoleon, did not take part in the actual fighting and only occasionally went within musket range, made their own arrangements without asking Napoleon and issued orders where and in what direction to fire and where cavalry should gallop and infantry should run.
Napoleon's generals--Davout, Ney, and Murat, who were near that region of fire and sometimes even entered it--repeatedly led into it huge masses of well-ordered troops.
Toward two o'clock the regiment, having already lost more than two hundred men, was moved forward into a trampled oatfield in the gap between Semenovsk and the Knoll Battery, where thousands of men perished that day and on which an intense, concentrated fire from several hundred enemy guns was directed between one and two o'clock.
"Our fire is mowing them down by rows, but still they hold on," said the adjutant.
What are your orders about the Fire Brigade?
"Good!" said Murat and, turning to one of the gentlemen in his suite, ordered four light guns to be moved forward to fire at the gates.
"Fire!" repeated the officer once more, and the reports of a musket and of two cannon shots were heard simultaneously.
The French attributed the Fire of Moscow au patriotisme feroce de Rostopchine, * the Russians to the barbarity of the French.
How much then must the probability of fire be increased in an abandoned, wooden town where foreign troops are quartered.
Moscow was set on fire by the soldiers' pipes, kitchens, and campfires, and by the carelessness of enemy soldiers occupying houses they did not own.
That deluge of fire was worth seeing.
To the left of the house on the Pokrovka a fire glowed--the first of those that were beginning in Moscow.
There was nothing terrible in the one small, distant fire in the immense city.
Gazing at the high starry sky, at the moon, at the comet, and at the glow from the fire, Pierre experienced a joyful emotion.
The glow of the first fire that began on the second of September was watched from the various roads by the fugitive Muscovites and by the retreating troops, with many different feelings.
"But look here, brothers, there's another fire!" remarked an orderly.
That's a fire in Moscow: either in the Sushchevski or the Rogozhski quarter.
No one replied to this remark and for some time they all gazed silently at the spreading flames of the second fire in the distance.
The countess, on hearing that Moscow was on fire, began to cry.
But in the yard there was a light from the fire at Little Mytishchi a mile and a half away, and through the night came the noise of people shouting at a tavern Mamonov's Cossacks had set up across the street, and the adjutant's unceasing moans could still be heard.
Moscow was on fire in several places.
The fire broke out alongside, and blew our way, the maid called out 'Fire!' and we rushed to collect our things.
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.
Perhaps the red spot was a fire, or it might be the eye of an enormous monster.
When Pierre reached the fire and heard Platon's voice enfeebled by illness, and saw his pathetic face brightly lit up by the blaze, he felt a painful prick at his heart.
His feeling of pity for this man frightened him and he wished to go away, but there was no other fire, and Pierre sat down, trying not to look at Platon.
Karataev paused, smiling joyously as he gazed into the fire, and he drew the logs together.
Pierre looked at the soldier and remembered that, two days before, that man had burned his shirt while drying it at the fire and how they had laughed at him.
Pierre went up to the fire, ate some roast horseflesh, lay down with his back to the fire, and immediately fell asleep.
A Frenchman who had just pushed a Russian soldier away was squatting by the fire, engaged in roasting a piece of meat stuck on a ramrod.
A prisoner, the Russian soldier the Frenchman had pushed away, was sitting near the fire patting something with his hand.
They split up the wood, pressed it down on the fire, blew at it with their mouths, and fanned it with the skirts of their greatcoats, making the flames hiss and crackle.
A Russian officer who had come up to the fire sent to ask his colonel whether he would not take a French officer into his hut to warm him, and when the messenger returned and said that the colonel wished the officer to be brought to him, Ramballe was told to go.
Meanwhile Morel was sitting in the best place by the fire, surrounded by the soldiers.
The older men, who thought it undignified to amuse themselves with such nonsense, continued to lie at the opposite side of the fire, but one would occasionally raise himself on an elbow and glance at Morel with a smile.
They abused the police and bribed them, made out estimates at ten times their value for government stores that had perished in the fire, and demanded relief.
The house had escaped the fire; it showed signs of damage but its general aspect was unchanged.
But suddenly instead of those chances and that genius which hitherto had so consistently led him by an uninterrupted series of successes to the predestined goal, an innumerable sequence of inverse chances occur--from the cold in his head at Borodino to the sparks which set Moscow on fire, and the frosts--and instead of genius, stupidity and immeasurable baseness become evident.
At the rare moments when the old fire did kindle in her handsome, fully developed body she was even more attractive than in former days.
The science of jurisprudence regards the state and power as the ancients regarded fire--namely, as something existing absolutely.
The fire snapped as it grew.
It ignited a fire in his eyes as well.
She quickly whipped up pancake dough and placed a large iron skillet over the fire with some lard in it.
She handed Bordeaux a plate full of flapjacks she had been keeping warm by the fire and poured some honey over the top.
She managed to get into her boots without dislodging any wildlife and found a fire ready.
She returned to the fire and found the men filling their bowls.
Fritz plucked a stick from the fire and lit his cigarette.
Fritz snatched the cigarette from his mouth and stepped away from the fire, glancing around nervously into the darkness.
She poured sand over the fire and waited long enough to make it appear she had given his invitation consideration.
The rifle fire abated and the ground shook with the drumming of hooves.
For the first time, Cassie realized what a target they had been around the fire at night.
In one corner a piano perched silently, and the embers of a fire still cast a faint glow from a massive fireplace.
An hour later she found herself staring vacantly into the fire again.
She watched as he added more wood to the fire and stirred the coals up with the poker.
He jabbed at the fire a few times.
She shifted her attention to the fire and rubbed the beginnings of a crick from her neck.
A dark form hunkered before the fire, feeding small twigs to the flames.
He turned his attention to the fire and tucked another piece of bark into the bright coals.
Cade finally left the fire and sat down beside her on the couch.
The fire flickered feebly, its passion curbed by time as well.
She stared at the fire, shocked by the enormity of what she had done.
When she came through the living room the fire was roaring, but Cade was nowhere in sight.
A kid who stole matches so he could light spiders on fire and watch how far they ran.
The fire destroyed everything else, Toni said.
He couldn't shake the fire in his blood or the sense of how soft her supple skin, how warm her body felt beneath him.
And yet, he feared what that fire might mean.
Still others torched the wooden chairs until a fire blazed in the back of the hall.
Instead they searched their surroundings wildly in the light of periodic lightning and the fire at the far end of the hall.
She tossed it into the fire, marveling at the tiny explosion of pink and green flames.
Yully recognized the fire in the back of his gaze and retreated.
She struck fire with the third match and tossed it into the stove.
Inside of the great kitchen, beside the fire, the men were shouting and laughing; for the blacksmith had finished his song, and it was very pleasing.
He looked at the fire on the hearth.
I thought of the big fire in the queen's kitchen, and knew that the cook would never allow a half-drowned child to be carried into that fine place.
Belle, our dog, my other companion, was old and lazy and liked to sleep by the open fire rather than to romp with me.
A fire was kindled at the bottom of a deep hole in the ground, big sticks were laid crosswise at the top, and meat was hung from them and turned on spits.
Mrs. Lamson had scarcely finished telling me about this girl's success before I was on fire with eagerness.
In the electrical building we examined the telephones, autophones, phonographs, and other inventions, and he made me understand how it is possible to send a message on wires that mock space and outrun time, and, like Prometheus, to draw fire from the sky.
There was a terrible fire Thursday.
She wanted to know who made fire under the ground, and if it was like the fire in stoves, and if it burned the roots of plants and trees.
At all events, I slipped down from the bed and nestled close to the fire which had not flickered out.
Man has invented, not only houses, but clothes and cooked food; and possibly from the accidental discovery of the warmth of fire, and the consequent use of it, at first a luxury, arose the present necessity to sit by it.
Of course the vital heat is not to be confounded with fire; but so much for analogy.
When it stormed before my bread was baked, I fixed a few boards over the fire, and sat under them to watch my loaf, and passed some pleasant hours in that way.
On the fourth morning, the high priest, by rubbing dry wood together, produces new fire in the public square, from whence every habitation in the town is supplied with the new and pure flame.
In the winter he had a fire by which at noon he warmed his coffee in a kettle; and as he sat on a log to eat his dinner the chickadees would sometimes come round and alight on his arm and peck at the potato in his fingers; and he said that he "liked to have the little fellers about him."
One man, perhaps, if he has got enough, will be satisfied to sit all day with his back to the fire and his belly to the table, by George!
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.
The stove not only took up room and scented the house, but it concealed the fire, and I felt as if I had lost a companion.
The squadron crossed the bridge and drew out of range of fire without having lost a single man.
"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.'"
Will they get there and fire the bridge or will the French get within grapeshot range and wipe them out?
No one had taken any notice, for everyone knew the sensation which the cadet under fire for the first time had experienced.
Bring us nice news of a victory by the Archduke Karl or Ferdinand (one archduke's as good as another, as you know) and even if it is only over a fire brigade of Bonaparte's, that will be another story and we'll fire off some cannon!
In the center Tushin's forgotten battery, which had managed to set fire to the Schon Grabern village, delayed the French advance.
"My God, how happy I should be if he ordered me to leap into the fire this instant!" thought Rostov.
Over there, where the shouting came from, a fire flared up and went out again, then another, and all along the French line on the hill fires flared up and the shouting grew louder and louder.
Alpatych, I'll set the place on fire myself.
Black figures flitted about before the fire, and through the incessant crackling of the flames talking and shouting could be heard.
Houses are set on fire in your presence and you stand by!
The fire died down for a moment and wreaths of black smoke rolled from under the roof.
I tell you once for all, my dear fellow," said he, "into the fire with all such things!
At dawn the two new batteries established during the night on the plain occupied by the Prince d'Eckmuhl will open fire on the opposing batteries of the enemy.
In the disposition it is said first that the batteries placed on the spot chosen by Napoleon, with the guns of Pernetti and Fouche; which were to come in line with them, 102 guns in all, were to open fire and shower shells on the Russian fleches and redoubts.
Pierre did not look out at the battlefield and was not concerned to know what was happening there; he was entirely absorbed in watching this fire which burned ever more brightly and which he felt was flaming up in the same way in his own soul.
The stormcloud had come upon them, and in every face the fire which Pierre had watched kindle burned up brightly.
"If you were counting on the evening soup, you have come too late," said a voice from behind the fire with a repressed laugh.
As it always did, memories of the twins sparked a fire of anger at her father.
Fritz and Royce were squatted close to the fire, probably not wanting to get far from the food.
Bordeaux stood and moved around the fire, careful to keep outside the circle of light.
The scene was defined by a cluster of police cars and fire engines bathed in rotating lights.
His body was on fire again, and sweat trickled down his face.
Yully moved towards him and dragged his fevered body close to the fire again.
Some of the Mangaboos fell down and had to be dragged from the fire, and all were so withered that it would be necessary to plant them at once.
"Probably the Gargoyles are still busy trying to put out the fire," returned the Wizard.
The people for miles around were roused as though a fire were raging.
The king sat down by the fire, and the woman hurried to get things ready for supper.
The singing in the kitchen was ended, the fire had burned low, and each man had gone to his place.
It triggers your house's fire system if it detects it has caught on fire.
Finally Miss Keller told him to "fire both barrels."
The walls were all on fire and the back wall had fallen in, the wooden roof was collapsing, and the rafters were alight.
It was a total mystery to her why Len and Howard couldn't light a fire in her the way Yancey did.
Pete usually had a fire going by the time she was ready to fix breakfast.
She glanced at Bordeaux, who was squatting near the fire, putting his breakfast away.
Fritz tossed the rest of his coffee at the fire and stood.
I've got a fire going for you.
No, he didn't fire me, but I can't stay here any more.
The woodman stirred the fire until the flames leaped high and the sparks flew out of the roof hole.
One day I happened to spill water on my apron, and I spread it out to dry before the fire which was flickering on the sitting-room hearth.
Once the fire of passion was gone, it was embarrassing.
Into the stove... into the fire with it!
Could you start a fire, honey?
Every muscle of his thin face was now quivering with nervous excitement; his eyes, in which the fire of life had seemed extinguished, now flashed with brilliant light.
Off to one side was an old fire ring but no buildings or people.