Feeding the flames

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The piles of paper changed from white to black to white again as the flames left them.  The pages parted and puffed up into heaps like delicate puddings.

I fed the flames until the grate was choked with ash.

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    • My first Bradburys were ‘Dandelion wine’ and ‘The golden apples of the sun’ and ‘The illustrated man’ – came to ‘Fahrenheit 451’ much later. Sad that he’s gone. The writing was always a bit mannered, but he certainly had his own voice.

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