Thoughts on a Collapsing Wall

One summer day, while I was walking along the country road on the farm where I was born, a section of the stone wall opposite me, and not more than three or four yards distant, suddenly fell down. Amid the general stillness and immobility about me the effect was quite startling. ... It was the sudden summing up of half a century or more of atomic changes in the material of the wall. A grain or two of sand yielded to the pressure of long years, and gravity did the rest.


A stone wall collapses, and the author imagines the half-century of atomic changes that brought about the mini avalanche.

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 Under the Apple-Trees
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Burroughs , John (1916), Under the Apple-Trees, Wildside Pr, Retrieved on 2012-01-28
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