What a Prairie Afire Looks Like.

Issue 21 and Volume 1891 10.

What a Prairie Afire Looks Like. A New Yorker, who has just returned from the West, said the other day: “You have seen the blaze of light which genenerally accompanies the presentation of the scene of the destruction of Rome. That scene is nothing to a prairie fire in its brightness. You stand at a given point, above you the deep blue sky, for it is deep blue, especially at night, in the portion of the Indian Territory of which I am speaking. All around is one mass of red flame, now almost touching the ground, as it tears its away along ns fiercely as the waves of a sea ; now rising, as if its fury had increased, as some new object is caught in its destructive march. So it keeps rising and falling all along the line, and the whole plain is as brilliant as if it were…

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