But then the fires multiplied and grew ferocious, monstrous, ravenous, consuming millions of acres of forests. Storms became cyclones, floods washed away cities and droughts laid the land bare.
Adding to the nightmare, many of the victims of these disasters were killed in their sleep. Strangely, they slept through them. Some were even seen sleepwalking into the flames.
Until at last everyone woke up and grasped they were the cause of their affliction and the world began to change.