[12th October 1916] spread over the whole earth with the ark of Noah floating on its waters. Indeed today we still see relics of the story. Men take to their boats to flee their deluged homes. In their larger vessels they erect huts and extemporize an Ark.
In this they transport all that they have, their cattle, their goods, their sons, their wives and their son’s wives with them. Today they pitch their smaller craft with pitch; every year they see the great northerly wind pass over the earth as the waters assuage.
Storm: Dust-storms of terrific violence burst over these deserts. (See description under 22nd. May 1916).
It is natural to contrast the dust-storm with the blizzard. Each makes the way impassable to man; the one is the climatic barrier of the wastes of