. Fruit ranching in British Columbia [microform]. Fruits; Fruit; Fruit-culture; Arboriculture fruitière. THE FIRE FIEND. Ill. no ordinary burning of scrub which we beheld, but something much more serious. At the spot where the fire was visible the lake makes a bend. From our point of view it was a bend to the right. The fire was spread all over the slope of the mountain which faced us on the far side of the bend. Everywhere, up and down, and across and across, the face of the mountain was streaked with long, scintillating lines of blood-red glare, with pillars of vivid brightness here and the

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. Fruit ranching in British Columbia [microform]. Fruits; Fruit; Fruit-culture; Arboriculture fruitière. THE FIRE FIEND. Ill. no ordinary burning of scrub which we beheld, but something much more serious. At the spot where the fire was visible the lake makes a bend. From our point of view it was a bend to the right. The fire was spread all over the slope of the mountain which faced us on the far side of the bend. Everywhere, up and down, and across and across, the face of the mountain was streaked with long, scintillating lines of blood-red glare, with pillars of vivid brightness here and the
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. Fruit ranching in British Columbia [microform]. Fruits; Fruit; Fruit-culture; Arboriculture fruitière. THE FIRE FIEND. Ill. no ordinary burning of scrub which we beheld, but something much more serious. At the spot where the fire was visible the lake makes a bend. From our point of view it was a bend to the right. The fire was spread all over the slope of the mountain which faced us on the far side of the bend. Everywhere, up and down, and across and across, the face of the mountain was streaked with long, scintillating lines of blood-red glare, with pillars of vivid brightness here and there. In some places these columns of fire were so close together as to convey the impression of curling crests of a sea of fire, but a sea of fire tihed up on the distant horizon in such a way that we could see the whole of it, hanging, as it were, like a curtain from sky to earth. The llusion was heightened by the dark masses of the foliage showing up like the hollows between the breakers of flame. It was not a steady, quiet, per- sistent blaze; the flames were everywhere in move- ment, full of darting, devouring energy, waxing, waning, dying out, leaping up afresh, now here, now there. Had it not first suggested the idea of a tumultuous sea of fire, it might, perhaps, have shaped itself in the imagination into the image of a host of flambent snakes, writhing in torture, striving to break through an imprisoning curtain. We watched the scene with eyes of fascinated awe, thankful that we were no nearer to it than we actually were. For two nights and the intervening day the fire continued with the same intensity. On the third night it was still going on, though abating. By the fourth night it was almost impossible to discern either streak or glow. It was practically extinct. > i a â¢1 â ⢠* I i 1 \. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations

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