A LONG WAY FROM EDEN
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Copyright © 2002 David Chacko
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For Joe Chacko
“An act of God.”
Adam Templeton and his partner, Joe, stood at the edge of the sinkhole, but not too close. The crust at the rim was unstable. The topsoil was sand—everything from here to Cuba was sand—but beneath the surface decomposed vegetation and a layer of clay could be seen. Lower down was the gutted limestone that brought about the subsidence. Heavy rainfall usually preceded a breach. As the limestone washed away, the ground collapsed into the cavities below.