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How to make a Coal fire.

--If everybody knew how to make a coal fire, there would be more comfort inside, and less smoke outside the houses, in cold weather. Before you throw on the coals, pull all the fire to the front of the grate towards the bars, fill up the cavity at the back with the cinders or ashes which will be found under the grate, then throw on the coals. The gas evolved in the process of roasting the coals will be absorbed by the cinders, and render them in an increased degree combustible. The smoke will thus be burnt, and a fine, glowing, smokeless fire, will be the result.

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