When parliament burned down

The day the Houses of Parliament burned down no one batted an eyelid as the stone floor became hotter and hotter in the House of Lords. The housekeeper opened the door to the chamber in the morning, and in the afternoon, and thought she could smell smoke. She closed the door again. She took a group of visitors on a guided tour. They thought the air seemed a bit hazy. There was that sharp smell of something burning.

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