National Affairs: Bolt

From the cerulean empyrean* — a bolt. Liberty quivered, stood shaken but still unconquered, undamaged, poised on the golden dome of the Capitol.

William Tyler Page, Clerk of the House of Representatives, within the building, felt the shock remarked : "It happens every now and then."

* Not to be taken literally. As everyone knows, the sky is not blue during a thunderstorm.

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