Ah! The irresistible, mouth-watering smell of cake baking!
“Mom! Are you baking a chocolate cake? Can I, please, have just a little piece?” Ali peeked in through the kitchen window.
“Sure, call in your sisters. You can all sit at the table and enjoy your cake, so I don’t have to clean up the crumbs from everywhere,” Ali got an automatic response from his Mom.
Hannah came running downstairs, as soon as she heard Ali shout: “Come and get your chocolate cake!” But Samrah Apa was nowhere to be found. “Where is Samrah?” inquired Mom.
“She is reading her book of 1001 inventions as usual,” Hannah replied. She could not wait to get her hands on Apa’s share of cake as well.
After a few calls from Mom, Samrah came down with her nose still in the book. “If you are going to eat the book, then can I have your cake slice?’ asked Ali expectantly.
“Mom, look!” Samrah showed her mother a picture of a haunted bottle – a uniquely designed bottle with two heads. If water is poured in one and juice in the other, the two liquids don’t mix.
When the liquids are poured out from the bottle, the water comes out of the head in which the juice was poured and the opposite for the juice – it comes out of the head in which water was poured.”
“Wow!” Ali forgot all about the cake and peeked in the book curiously.