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Excerpt: The everlasting hills

    "The hills are our symbol of eternity.  There they stand, the evidence of things seen, as nearly everlasting and unchangeable as anything man may know.  One who has dwelled within them senses that they are beyond the horizon, even when he is in the level lands.  For this reassurance, all hill people will be duly thankful."

Source: Maurice Brooks, The Appalachians (1965).

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