“The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.”
“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
“These trees are still alive. But the Dutch elm disease spreads so quickly. To prevent it from spreading to other trees, they have to be removed.”
“It worked. The dirt stopped the fire from spreading.”
“You had to sell (the homes) for a fair price. So to get a higher spread just wasn't always feasible.”
“When we get here, the fire was all spread out everywhere and stuff, so we were scared just looking for the family and stuff. You couldn't see nothing but flames and smoke.”
“The water was to keep the fire from spreading.”
Capt. Dan Warner
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