A third section scattered through the village arranging quarters for the staff officers, carrying out the French corpses that were in the huts, and dragging away boards, dry wood
, and thatch from the roofs, for the campfires, or wattle fences to serve for shelter.
I covered it carefully with dry wood
and leaves and placed wet branches upon it; and then, spreading my cloak, I lay on the ground and sank into sleep.
It was necessary to have dry wood
to keep the steam up to the adequate pressure, and on that day the poop, cabins, bunks, and the spare deck were sacrificed.
Presently the dry wood
sent out a flame which illuminated every crevice, and Mary saw that the old man was lying quietly with his head turned a little on one side.
I did what I was bid, and rejoined the dervish, whom I found trying to kindle a fire out of some dry wood
. As soon as it was alight, he threw on it a handful of perfumes, and pronounced a few words that I did not understand, and immediately a thick column of smoke rose high into the air.
Remembering the quantity of combustible objects in the vestry--the straw, the papers, the packing-cases, the dry wood
, the old worm-eaten presses--all the probabilities, in my estimation, point to the fire as the result of an accident with his matches or his light.
At first he made a hole in the ground two feet deep; this he filled with the dry wood
that was so abundantly scattered about, where it had been strewn by the elephants, whose tracks could be seen where they had made their way through the forest.
Some of them went into the forest and returned with loads of dry wood
, leaves, and grass.
Perhaps, my father, there were sixty full wagonloads of dry wood
piled together there in the centre of the place.
Having said this, he fixed his torch in a twisted branch of iron which served for a candlestick; and, placing the oaken trivet before the embers of the fire, which he refreshed with some dry wood
, he placed a stool upon one side of the table, and beckoned to the knight to do the same upon the other.
In a word, he showed them the necessity of it so plainly that they all came into it; so they went to work immediately with the boats, and getting some dry wood
together from a dead tree, they tried to set some of them on fire, but they were so wet that they would not burn; however, the fire so burned the upper part that it soon made them unfit for use at sea.
Plenty of dry wood
lay about, and Billy whistled genially while he gathered and chopped.