Quest in Roots:
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Doctor Sirett vividly recalled the morning when the pioneers looked up from their ploughs to see great billows of smoke rolling over the western horizon. Behind them rushed a solid wall of flame.
Most people had prudently fireguarded their buildings but had neglected their feed-stacks.
Desperately they galloped to save the precious feed before the flames engulfed it. A few were successful but many failed. That year, the district had a struggle to pull the cattle through the tough winter.
The children too, had a hard time making it to school that year. In fact during one fierce blizzard, they were obligated to stay there one whole night and half of the next day.
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