A Note About Water.
Where does all the water in the sea come from, is a question that many a small boy has asked his father, and which many a father has found himself utterly unable to answer. Some idea of where it comes front may be gathered from a glance at the following table of the hourly quantity of water discharged into the sea annually by some of the best known rivers of the world. It was compiled by an expert, and may be accepted as accurate :
This, of course, throws the question back a step. The question becomes, where does the water in the rivers come from? When that is answered by the statement that it comes front the hills we have gone about as far as we can go. Water is an element, and what its original source may be no man knows.