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1  Well, let her bonfire burn an't will.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
2  Why, I thought you would be pleased to have a bonfire.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
3  As soon as he was on the road the little bonfire on Mistover Knap again met his eye.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 5 Perplexity among Honest People
4  They were the bonfires of other parishes and hamlets that were engaged in the same sort of commemoration.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
5  The reddleman had not been gone more than a few minutes when another person approached the partially revived bonfire.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
6  The bonfire was by this time beginning to sink low, for the fuel had not been of that substantial sort which can support a blaze long.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
7  As soon as it was quite dark Charley began to build the bonfire, choosing precisely that spot on the bank which Eustacia had chosen at previous times.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
8  "I promised Johnny a bonfire, and it pleases him not to let it go out just yet," said Eustacia, in a way which told at once that she was absolute queen here.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
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9  But on reaching his cousin's house he found that only Thomasin was at home, Wildeve being at that time on his way towards the bonfire innocently lit by Charley at Mistover.
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Get Context   In BOOK 5: 6 Thomasin Argues with Her Cousin, and He Writes a Letter
10  The window, whence the candlelight had shone up the vale to the eyes of the bonfire group, was uncurtained, but the sill lay too high for a pedestrian on the outside to look over it into the room.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 5 Perplexity among Honest People
11  For two successive years his mistress had seemed to take pleasure in lighting a bonfire on the bank overlooking the valley; but this year she had apparently quite forgotten the day and the customary deed.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
12  When the whole Egdon concourse had left the site of the bonfire to its accustomed loneliness, a closely wrapped female figure approached the barrow from that quarter of the heath in which the little fire lay.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
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13  Moreover, the boy had been ailing again; and Susan now, as ever since the night when he had been pressed into Eustacia's service at the bonfire, attributed his indispositions to Eustacia's influence as a witch.
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Get Context   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
14  I was passing down the Anglebury Road, towards my niece's new home, who is returning tonight with her husband; and seeing the bonfire and hearing Olly's voice among the rest I came up here to learn what was going on.
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Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
15  Attentive observation of their brightness, colour, and length of existence would have revealed the quality of the material burnt, and through that, to some extent the natural produce of the district in which each bonfire was situate.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
16  The boy was Johnny Nunsuch, who had been Eustacia's stoker at the bonfire, and, with the tendency of a minute body to gravitate towards a greater, he began hovering round Mrs. Yeobright as soon as she appeared, and trotted on beside her without perceptible consciousness of his act.
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Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
17  Perhaps as many as thirty bonfires could be counted within the whole bounds of the district; and as the hour may be told on a clock-face when the figures themselves are invisible, so did the men recognize the locality of each fire by its angle and direction, though nothing of the scenery could be viewed.
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Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
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