Now my flesh was wet with the sweat of fear, and for a little moment the flames
curled round it and did not burn me.
It had never been given me to see such deadly accuracy of aim, and it seemed as though a little figure on one of the craft dropped at the explosion of each bullet, while the banners and upper works dissolved in spurts of flame
as the irresistible projectiles of our warriors mowed through them.
By-and-by, however, as I was curious to know how time was passing, I struck a match, and by its flame
looked at my watch.
Thrice I saw Morlocks put their heads down in a kind of agony and rush into the flames
I cannot breathe the flames
that give you life, and but for this snow-mantle I too should melt away, and vanish like the jewels in your hands.
Indeed, in some cases, there did not appear to be any contact between the fire and these piles, but the flames
seemed to dart from heap to heap, as the fabulous fire of the temple is represented to reillumine its neglected lamp.
The passing of the lightning left the sky again dark, but a blue flame
fell downward from the tower, and, with inconceivable rapidity, running along the ground in the direction of Diana's Grove, reached the dark silent house, which in the instant burst into flame
at a hundred different points.
Pell-mell they tumbled down the poop-ladders; pell-mell they raced amidships past that yawning open furnace; the pitch was boiling through the seams of the crackling deck; they slipped and fell upon it, one over another, and the wonder is that none plunged headlong into the flames
Down that road," cried the frightened woman, pointing toward the south where a mighty wall of roaring flames
shut out the view.
now died down and were lost in the black smoke, now suddenly flared up again brightly, lighting up with strange distinctness the faces of the people crowding at the crossroads.
And at last, when the raiders assembled after glutting their fury and their avarice, and rode away with her toward the north, she saw the smoke and the flames
rising far into the heavens until the winding of the trail into the thick forests hid the sad view from her eyes.
An examination of the wreckage showed that their greatest danger, now, lay in fire, for the flames
were licking hungrily at the splintered wood of the wrecked cabin, and had already found a foothold upon the lower deck through a great jagged hole which the explosion had opened.