N told me the other day that we only get a two-billionth part of the
heat put out by the sun. Did you know that, Ross? The sun has heat
enough to warm two billion Earths as big as this one. Even at that,
Dan'l, the amount of heat we get from the sun would make thirty-seven
billion tons of freezing water boil in one minute." The negro's jaw
dropped. "Yo' not fooling?" he said. "Not a bit." "Ah's hot," he said.
"Ah's goin' to boil, soon." "Cheer up, Dan'l. You'll cool off tonight,"
suggested the older lad. "Nearly everything that takes in heat has to
give it out again