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Excerpt from Mr. Gordon:
. . . The [garden] fence was necessary to keep out the marauding cows and horses in the town and I had talked to a young neighbor of mine, Elroy, about the construction of it. I guess my own vision of such a fence was a modest rigging of barbed wire and slender posts. Young, gangly Elroy’s vision seemed to be more like a Maginot Line, possibly with sandbags and razor wire. I knew that bigger fence posts meant more work, and more money, and I could not believe cows would try very hard to get past barbed wire. But Elroy was experienced, at the age of fourteen, and he warned of tomato-crazed cows smashing down fences; they were addicts who would charge like frenzied rhinos, mauling all obstacles, splintering logs, ripping away barbed wire like so much spider webbing as they bulldozed toward the vines. I thought of a fence of barbed wire and tree limbs while Elroy contemplated searchlights and land mines.
“Why don’t people fence in their cows, anyway?” I asked Elroy. He just shrugged.