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  • I saw iron posts and blocks of masonry go rocketing up hundreds of feet, and smash against the windows of Orthanc.
  • The handiwork of Men of old could still be seen in its straight sure flight and level course: now and again it cut its way through hillside slopes, or leaped over a stream upon a wide shapely arch of enduring masonry; but at last all signs of stonework faded, save for a broken pillar here and there, peering out of bushes at the side, or old paving-stones still lurking amid weeds and moss.

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  • Falling masonry is dangerous in an earthquake.
  • Most of the original masonry has been replaced.

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