SEE it rain! Where does the rain come from? It comes from the clouds. The sun draws up the vapor from the oceans, lakes, rivers, and ponds.
The cold air changes the water-dust or clouds into drops of rain. When the rain cloud is near the earth, the drops are much larger than when the cloud is high in the air.
In summer, when we have not had rain for some time, how the plants wither and droop! Some turn yellow and lose their leaves. Poor things, they have nothing to drink!
How they seem to brighten and hold up their heads after a rain! The air is different; it has been made pure by the rain. The rain has cleaned the dusty streets, walks, and houses.
The rain gives water to the springs, lakes, and rivers. It quenches the thirst of the plants, grain, and trees.
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Publication information: Book title: All the Year Round:A Nature Reader. Volume: 2. Contributors: Frances L. Strong - Author. Publisher: Ginn & Company. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 1896. Page number: 93.
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