British Commonwealth of Nations: Great Wind

From Cologne in the Rhineland a huge German air liner droned up and away to London at 90 miles an hour. As it flew, roaring mightily, over the English Channel, passengers looked down at a plodding tug, a pudgy craft capable of perhaps eight miles per hour.

Slowly the tug drew ahead of the air liner, for a great wind was blowing from England at almost 90 miles per hour. The plane was speeding like an arrow through the wind and yet was standing still while the tugboat crept forward. At a touch...

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