Hendrick Willem Van Loon — High up in the North…

High up in the North, in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock.  It is 100 miles high and 100 miles wide.  Once every 1000 years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its beak.  When the rock has thus been worn away, then a single day of eternity will have gone by. Hendrick Willem Van Loon