The Quest for Fire  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The Quest for Fire (La Guerre du feu) is a 1911 Belgian novel by "J.-H. Rosny", the pseudonym of two brothers; the author was likely the elder of the two, Joseph Henri Honoré Boex (1856 - 1940). It was first published in English in 1967.

It was made into a feature film of the same name in 1981.

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Les Oulhamr fuyaient dans la nuit épouvantable. Fous de souffrance et de fatigue, tout leur semblait vain devant la calamité suprême : le Feu était mort. Ils l’élevaient dans trois cages, depuis l’origine de la horde ; quatre femmes et deux guerriers le nourrissaient nuit et jour.




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