Carmichael took the portfire and had just lighted the fuse, when he received a mortal wound.
There were rockets, and portfire, and a huge bonfire, while the President was serenaded.
Sumbal hesitated, then put down the portfire and walked over to the fallen lad, beside whom the stranger was kneeling.
He snatched the portfire from the sergeant and went toward the gun.
Some were ignited by mechanical action and others by match or portfire.
He handed the portfire to Corporal Burgess, who was shot dead before he could light the fuse.
Shortly after this signal of portfire they sent up a rocket from the barque.
Jim touched the vent of the gun with his portfire, and instantly a squirt of flame and smoke shot upward.