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fire way too big.
Reminds me of the old Indian saying, “white man build big fire stand way back, Indian build small fire stay warm.”
That's what I thought when I saw the picture too!
The way I heard it was: " White man build big fire, stay warm running around gathering wood; Indian build small fire, stay warm sitting next to it. "Paul L. Quandt