The first blow destroyed the outer wall. Workers screamed as tunnels collapsed, crushing them.
The queen wailed, "My castle, my beautiful castle. No! Noooo!"
The blows continued and what had been an elegant structure, the life's labor of a million workers, was quickly reduced to rubble. The scene was one of pandaemonium, with citizens running blindly in every direction.
The military mobilized quickly and they charged out as one to defend their home. What they saw struck terror into the hearts of even the most battle hardened warriors.
"Timmy," Mommy called out, "stop hitting that ant mound with that stick."