Human Reason and Security

Gale warnings were out, and the wind and rain were beating against the east end of the building in gusts up to 70 miles an hour. One window in particular seemed to be groaning in protest, and the family were afraid that it might blow open.

However, as we were looking at it and wondering what we could do, we suddenly saw that the one-section window pivoted on its vertical axis at the top and bottom and the force of the wind against one half of the window, tending to open it, was balanced by the same wind force on the other half, tending to keep it closed. What a relief! But was this true security?

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