Then together they bore him, now unconscious, slowly down below the first fire-line.
Then he walked slowly around the burned area, examining it closely, but not stepping within the fire-line.
In the dusk that filled the room above the fire-line, she could not see his face.
By the time the fire-line had advanced to the steeper slopes it was one vast U about three miles long.
During such periods, Charley would walk back along the fire-line to make sure that the blaze was extinguished behind him.
Now he used it to cut a green bough, and then ran with the latter down the hill and set upon the fire-line like a madman.