1. It is easy to understand why Mrs. Smith is always so busy between 5:45 and 7:45 in the evening. At about 5:45 she has to start cooking because Mr. Smith gets home from work at 6:30 and wants his dinner soon after he arrives. At the same time she has to keep an eye on her two sons to see that they do their homework. At 6:15 it is time for the baby to be fed, bathed, and then put to bed. The two boys have to be ready for bed at about 7:15, and if Mrs. Smith does not watch them carefully, the do not wash very well. Finally, she has to wash up the dirty dishes and tidy the living room and the kitchen. Only very rarely does she finish this before 7:45.
2. There are other curios little of materials between sea and land. While the process of evaporation, which raises vapor into the air, leaves most of the salts behind, a surprising amount of salt does intrude itself into the atmosphere and rides along distances on the wind. The so called ’cyclic salt’ is picked up by the winds from the spray of a rough, cresting sea or breaking surf and is blown inland, then brought down in the rain and return by rivers to the ocean. These tiny, invisible particles of sea salt drifting in the atmosphere are, in fact, one of the many forms of atmospheric nuclei around which raindrops forms. Areas near the sea, in general, receive most salt. Published figures have listed 24 to 36 punds per acre per year for England and more than 100 pounds for British Guiana. But the most outstanding example of long-distance, large scale transport of cyclic salt is furnished by Sambhar salt lake in Northern India. It receives 3000 tons of salt a year, carried to itr on the hot dry moonsoons of summer from the sea, 400 miles away.
3. The two brothers were quite different. Bob was tall, fair and slim; John was short dark and fat. Bob was like his mother, and John was like his father. Bob was never happier than when he had something practical to do; John, on the other