Backlog and forestick were soon piled and kindlings laid, and the fire roared and snapped and crackled up the ample chimney.
Large stones were sometimes used instead of a backlog, and an iron bar was laid on the andirons in front of the forestick.
The bright flame on the forestick, which Ralph had been watching, flickered and burned low.
Then you want a forestick on the andirons; and upon these build the fire of lighter stuff.
On a fire well started thus between backlog and forestick he may pile such dry, hard wood as he has at hand.
Before the forestick had burned in two, she heard him coming, but he was not alone.
So you jist let me put on a good back-log and forestick, and build up a fire to tell stories by this evening.