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Cambrian Age

In geology the most distant period in the Paleozoic Era. Marked by the appearance of the first simple marine animal and plant life.


Devonian Age

A more recent period in the Paleozoic Era. Marked by the dominance of the fish and the appearance of the first amphibians.





PART ONE


This hour I tell things in confidence;

I might not tell everybody, but I will tell you.



If you would understand me, go to the heights or water shore;

The nearest gnat is an explanation, and a drop or motion of waves a key.



I will go to the bank by the wood, and become undisguised

and naked;

I am mad for it to be in contact with me.



Do you guess I have some intricate purpose?

Well, I have – for the Fourth-month showers have, and the mica on the side of a rock has.



These are the thoughts of all [people] in all ages and lands--they are not original with me;

If they are not yours as much as mine, they are nothing, or next to nothing;

If they are not the riddle, and the untying of the riddle, they are nothing;

If they are not just as close as they are distant, they

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