The Karl May's book Winnetou III describes Old Shatterhand crawling almost dead trough the Llano Estacado desert. Near perishing, he encounters enourmous field of dry cactuses. Then he burns the cactuses and the heat causes clouds to be formed and eventually rain begins. Is such thing possible?
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