"Oh!" said Aramis, "they have, no doubt, Greek fire with which to lighten their own course and ours likewise."
From time to time, as a vulture rears its head out of its nest, the formidable Greek fire darted from its sides, and cast its flame upon the ocean like an incandescent snowfall.
It launched a fresh Greek fire, which fell within twenty paces of the little canoe, and threw a light upon them as white as sunshine.
For an instant his eye was fixed upon the depths of the ocean, illumined by the last flashes of the Greek fire, which ran along the sides of the waves, played on the crests like plumes, and rendered still darker and more terrible the gulfs they covered.
They had pack-mules along, and had brought everything I needed -- tools, pump, lead pipe, Greek fire, sheaves of big rockets, roman candles, colored fire sprays, electric apparatus, and a lot of sundries -- everything necessary for the stateliest kind of a miracle.
We grounded the wire of a pocket electrical battery in that powder, we placed a whole magazine of Greek fire on each corner of the roof -- blue on one corner, green on another, red on another, and purple on the last -- and grounded a wire in each.
But that darkness was licked up by the fierce flames, which at intervals forked forth from the sooty flues, and illuminated every lofty rope in the rigging, as with the famed Greek fire
. The burning ship drove on, as if remorselessly commissioned to some vengeful deed.
Gunpowder was not invented by any one; it was the lineal successor of the Greek fire
, which, like itself, was composed of sulfur and saltpeter.
``There is yet spirit in him,'' said Malvoisin apart to Mont-Fitchet, ``were it well directed but, like the Greek fire
, it burns whatever approaches it.''
A spokesperson at the Greek fire
service's headquarters in Athens said firefighters were called to the incident at 2.27pm on Sunday.
BY GORDON DEEGAN THE wife of a Greek fire
victim told mourners she is still very angry he was stolen from her after less than four days of marriage in such a cruel manner.
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