Toujours Provence - Mainly Dry Periods, with Scattered Fires Summary & Analysis

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Mainly Dry Periods, with Scattered Fires Summary and Analysis

During the first six months of 1989, the rainfall in the Provence is well below normal. The farmers are concerned about their crops; in addition, the potential for fire, made more dangerous by the gusty winds, is an ever-present threat. In addition to fires from natural causes, arsonists seem to be drawn to these dry areas where fires are easy to set and catch on. In July, the Mayle residence is threatened by the outbreak of nearby fires that eventually destroy a good portion of the surrounding forests.

Although the wise men in the village had promised rain by August, conditions remain dry and parched. Even though the water in the Mayle's pool is warm as soup, it attracts a herd of wild boars one evening that back away when Boy scares...

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