Like his fellow, the Venerian fell to the floor, a heap of charred ashes.
He sat up, and, removing his pipe, dashed the charred ashes from its bowl.
The leather cushioning around the edge was black and charred.
It was charred at one corner as if at some moment it had narrowly escaped the flames.
Within, the people could distinguish the charred remains of their proud goddess.
"My ring," said she, drawing the charred and blackened ring out from the ashes.
The masts stood, but we did not know how much they might be charred down below.
They had been baked by the searing heat, baked and charred almost to the ground.
The charred timbers of the balcony lay where they had fallen.
He saw the charred pile of ashes beside the inhuman creature.