NORWAY: Death in a Fjord

One of the thousands of fissures in the wrinkled western shore of Norway is the Stor Fjord, an S-shaped water that snakes through the wall-sided mountains for 35 mi. before it branches into two smaller fjords. One of these is the Nordals Fjord and 15 mi. farther inland, on the narrow sills of shore, are the two tiny villages of Tafjord and Fjoraa. For months the villagers have looked up at a great overhanging jut of rock that was beginning to crack of its own weight. Some day, they knew, it would fall...

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