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"The Globe"


David Normal says:


A candle illuminates all the world! The sun is but a single candle in the vastness of space.  Beneath the Earth pilgrims go marching into the furnaces of Hell.  In Heaven there are prehistoric jungles where our ancestors still dwell; immortal, primordial, smiling for no reason.  And when the globe turns, a single candle becomes a star, and the pilgrims march out of the center of the earth, and Hell is an aboriginal paradise melting into the sea.



Image taken from page 13 of 'The Competitive Geography ... Tenth edition' Collection of the British Library.

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