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“Newspaper Pages”

“Newspaper Pages”

For me, newspaper pages belong with Sunday mornings, tea and fry-ups. A large table in the kitchen is good, but one on a terrace, on a warm, still morning, is hard to beat.

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“Rivers in England”

“Rivers in England”

The sails of the longships were first seen on the River Severn approaching Worcester from the south. On landing, the Norsemen were invited to talk terms with the Bishop. Proceeding to the cathedral church, they were set upon and overwhelmed. Their leader was killed, skinned, and his skin stretched out and nailed to the great oaken door. With this warning, his retinue were returned to their ships and sent on their way. Here are five of the great rivers, thankfully free of Vikings, which meet the sea at the English coast.

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“Prime Numbers”

“Prime Numbers”

1, 2, 3, 2×2, 5, 2×3, 7, 2x2x2, 3×3, 2×5, 11, 2x2x3, 13, 2×7, 3×5, …
This is how I first came to understand what the Prime Numbers were. They are the numbers that you multiply together to make all the other numbers that you need as you count ever upwards. One is not a prime number because you can’t use it to do this. It is strange then that “prime”, meaning the “most valuable”, the “first” the “No.1” is the word used to describe the numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, …Here are some words with which five of these numbers can be identified.

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